Can Seizures Cause Depression?

People with epilepsy often have depression, which can be quite severe. Is depression a response to the difficulties of living with a chronic disorder, or is it possible that seizures Continue Reading

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Improving Symptoms of Depression in Adults with Epilepsy

Depression is a common problem for people living with epilepsy, occurring in up to 50% of adults. In many cases, the depressive symptoms can cause serious problems and affect quality Continue Reading

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Bridging the Gap Between the Epilepsy Clinic and Community Supports

When first diagnosed, people with epilepsy and their families often have a lot of information to sort through and process, and may not know where to go for support. Ms. Continue Reading

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Improving the Transition from Child to Adult Epilepsy Care in Ontario

When children with epilepsy reach a certain age, they must transfer from child (pediatric) to adult hospital care. The transition can be a difficult one, as healthcare providers and support Continue Reading

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Do Seizures Cause Psychosis?

Depression is not the only mental health issue that is seen in people with temporal lobe epilepsy (epilepsy where seizures begin at the side of the brain). Some people, although Continue Reading

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Do Re-Occurring Seizures Injure the Growing Brain?

After seizure surgery, many children become seizure free. Are these children more likely to have a better quality of life relative to children who still experience repeated seizures? Are there Continue Reading

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Does Electrical Status Epilepticus in Sleep (ESES) Impair the Growing Brain?

Children with certain rare forms of epilepsy are at risk of having developmental and/or intellectual disabilities. Although the cause of these disabilities is not well understood, they may be linked Continue Reading

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Impacts of Physical Activity on Health and Quality of Life in Children with Epilepsy

Physical activity can be a useful tool in managing and even preventing many health conditions. Does physical activity have an impact in epilepsy? What aspects of a person’s life may Continue Reading

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Summer Camp Study

Ms. Mary Secco and her team at the Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario have been offering a summer camp program to children with epilepsy and their siblings for the past 10 years. Continue Reading

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Improving Working Memory in Children with Epilepsy

Working memory is the ability to briefly hold information in your mind and work with it – such as remembering someone’s phone number while you look for a piece of Continue Reading

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Long-term Outcomes of Epilepsy Surgery in Children

After a child with epilepsy has surgery to remove the part of the brain that causes seizures, there is hope that many aspects of that child’s life will improve in Continue Reading

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Epilepsy and School Readiness in Childhood

Dr. Asuri N. Prasad and his team are studying how well children with epilepsy perform on standardized academic tests when starting school. Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Continue Reading

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