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Epilepsy Surgery Gets High Marks From Patients in Survey

THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than nine in 10 epilepsy patients who had brain surgery to try to control their seizures are happy they did so, a new survey reveals. The review appears to be driven by the fact that patients saw the number of debilitating seizures... Read More

1 in 5 Adults With Epilepsy Also Has ADHD Symptoms: Study

THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in five adults with epilepsy also has symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study finds. Researchers surveyed almost 1,400 adult epilepsy patients across the United States. They found that more than 18 percent had significant ADHD symptoms. In comparison... Read More

Kids With Epilepsy Face Higher Early Death Risk, Study Reports

THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children with epilepsy have an increased risk of dying prematurely, according to a new U.S. government report. The study found that for children up to 18 years old with epilepsy, the annual risk for death was 0.84 percent, compared with... Read More

Weblog Entries
Clarifying Terms Related To Senator Kennedy's Illness

I noticed that several of the reporters covering the recent news story about Senator Kennedy were using some brain terms (e.g., “stroke” and “seizure”) interchangeably. ... Read More

Playstation Neurofeedback Hybrid For ADHD Treatment

I came across some rather nifty equiptment while at a behavioral health conference this weekend. I’m walking around the exhibit hall and amidst the sea of computer software vendors... Read More