“More Than Hugs” is the story of a caring father who wishes that one day his daughter might “enjoy her pasta in peace.” But today, as with every day of her young life, this 10-year-old suffers from epilepsy. While her parents enfold her with love...
Marc A. Dichter, MD, PhD, is Professor of Neurology and Pharmacology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include: seizures and epilepsy, epileptogenesis, status epilepticus, neuroprotection, neural injury, and...
For many years, some women with epilepsy were discouraged from becoming pregnant. But it is now clear that more than 90 percent of pregnancies in women with epilepsy have a good outcome (1). Many physicians are not aware of this statistic, nor are...
I am writing this essay on Lydia’s behalf because she is not capable of writing an essay herself. But I discussed this self-portrait with her to try to discover what she was feeling when she created it. Lydia loves to express herself through art and...
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