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2014-04-29 16:59:13

A graduate student in Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, and two of his undergraduate trainees, were selected by the Council on Undergraduate Research to present their original research on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. Wesley Kerr, whose graduate studies will be completed in the UCLA Department of Biomathematics, and his trainees, Akash Patel and Sarah Barritt, will present their poster entitled "Computer-Aided Diagnosis of Epilepsy Using Clinical...

2014-01-31 23:33:53

“Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures: A Guide” by Lorna Myers, Ph.D. provides readers with clear explanations about this serious psychological condition as well as tools to get back to a healthy life. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Psychogenic Non-epileptic Seizures (PNES) can have devastating effects on those who develop it . PNES is a serious psychological condition that is still not well understood by doctors or the public. These seizures look very much like epileptic...

2012-12-03 16:51:35

A Loyola University Medical Center neurologist is reporting surprising results of a study of patients who experience both epileptic and non-epileptic seizures. Non-epileptic seizures resemble epileptic seizures, but are not accompanied by abnormal electrical discharges. Rather, these seizures are believed to be brought on by psychological stresses. Dr. Diane Thomas reported that 15.7 percent of hospital patients who experienced non-epileptic seizures also had epileptic seizures during...

2012-04-11 09:28:30

Patients with 'pseudo-seizures' often misdiagnosed Based on their clinical experience and observations, a team of Johns Hopkins physicians and psychologists say that more than one-third of the patients admitted to The Johns Hopkins Hospital's inpatient epilepsy monitoring unit for treatment of intractable seizures have been discovered to have stress-triggered symptoms rather than a true seizure disorder. These patients – returning war veterans, mothers in child-custody battles and...

2012-03-07 13:45:00

Most patients wait until it's too late to prevent serious disability While the thought of any type of surgery can be disconcerting, the thought of brain surgery can be downright frightening. But for people with a particular form of epilepsy, surgical intervention can literally be life-restoring. Yet among people who suffer from what's known as medically intractable epilepsy, in which seizures are resistant to drugs, only a small fraction will seek surgery, seeing it only as a last...

2011-09-07 06:00:15

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures may go undiagnosed longer in veterans than civilians, according to a new study. "People with psychogenic seizures are often diagnosed with epilepsy and given drugs to treat epilepsy that do not help and can have serious side effects," study author Martin Salinsky, MD, of the Portland VA Medical Center and Oregon Health and Sciences University, and a member of the American Academy of Neurology, was quoted as saying. "The two...

2011-09-06 10:59:51

Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures may go undiagnosed for much longer in veterans compared to civilians, according to a new study published in the September 6, 2011, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. This type of seizure is different from seizures related to epilepsy and is thought to have a psychological origin. "People with psychogenic seizures are often diagnosed with epilepsy and given drugs to treat epilepsy that do not help and...

2011-06-03 12:23:06

Physicians will have a better guide for more effectively managing treatment of children experiencing seizures related to autism with the results of a study by researchers at Arizona State University and the University of Texas-Houston. From 25 to 35 percent of people with autism will eventually experience full-scale seizures. Many others will have seizure-like brain activity, in which there is no obvious effect on muscles but potential effects on brain functioning, such as temporary loss of...


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