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Prenatal Use Of Newer Antiepileptic Drugs Not Associated With Increased Risk Of Major Birth Defects

Use of newer-generation antiepileptic drugs, which are also prescribed for bipolar mood disorders and migraine headaches, during the first trimester of pregnancy was not associated with an increased risk of major birth defects in the first year of life among infants in Denmark, according to a study in the May 18 issue of JAMA. Older-generation […]

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Medication Nonadherence Patterns Among Children With Epilepsy Associated With Socioeconomic Status

Epilepsy is a disorder of recurrent unprovoked seizures that affects 325,000 children younger than 15 years in the United States. An examination of medication adherence among children with newly diagnosed epilepsy found that nearly 60 percent showed persistent nonadherence during the first 6 months of therapy, and that lower socioeconomic status was associated with higher […]

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Brain Neuroimaging Reveals Similarities Between Schizophrenia And Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Researchers from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and Beaumont Hospital, Dublin have conducted the first study of its kind to examine in detail the basis of psychiatric disorders which occur in people with epilepsy. The findings of this study showed similarities with the brain cell patterns in people with schizophrenia. The research […]

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Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy Common In Idiopathic Autism

A new study found that treatment-resistant epilepsy (TRE) is common in idiopathic autism. Early age at the onset of seizures and delayed global development were associated with a higher frequency of resistance to antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Full findings appear online in Epilepsia, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the International League Against Epilepsy […]

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Children With Epilepsy Have A Higher Prevalence Of Psychiatric Symptoms

A newly published report reveals that children with epilepsy are more likely to have psychiatric symptoms with gender a determining factor in their development. Findings showed that girls had more emotional problems, while boys had more hyperactivity/inattention problems and issues with peer relationships. Details of this study in Norwegian children are now available online in […]

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Classic Neurofeedback / Seizure Study Now Available Online For Free

Most professionals and researchers in the field of neurofeedback are familiar with the now classic neurofeedback study by Barry Sterman entitled, “Electroencephalographic and Behavioral Studies of Monomethyl Hydrazine Toxicity in the Cat.” This is perhaps one of, or the most, important studies to be conducted in neurofeedback. The Journal of Neurotherapy has made this important […]

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