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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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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Owen Barry Pharmaceuticals

In September 2014, Owen Barry Pharmaceuticals (OB Pharma) was launched with funding support from the Ontario Brain Institute, as well as from private investors. OB Pharma’s research is directed by Continue Reading

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Referrals for Seizure Surgery

Why don’t many people with epilepsy get referred for surgery? Are surgery referrals not being commonly offered at the level of general practitioners, neurologists or epileptologists? Dr. Jorge Burneo and Continue Reading

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Creating a Brain Atlas for Image-Guided Seizure Surgery

Seizure surgery is a potential treatment option for people that have focal seizures – seizures that are localized to one area of the brain. One of the goals of seizure 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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Finding the Seizure Focus in Adults with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Temporal lobe epilepsy – where seizures arise from the side of the brain – is one of the most common types of epilepsy. After diagnosis, standard magnetic resonance imaging (MRI; Continue Reading

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Understanding the Brain Changes that Arise with Cortical Dysplasia

Cortical dysplasia is when brain cells in the cortex (the outer layer of the brain) do not undergo adequate development. People with cortical dysplasia are more likely to develop drug-resistant Continue Reading

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Epilepsy after Brain Injury

Every year, about half a million people in North America suffer from a severe brain injury (referred to as a traumatic brain injury or TBI). As a result of this Continue Reading

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Who Will Develop Drug-Resistant Epilepsy?

Anti-seizure medications are the first line of therapy for people with epilepsy. However, about 1 in 3 people with epilepsy have seizures that are not controlled by drugs. When someone Continue Reading

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The Epigenetics of Epilepsy

To better understand what may contribute to a diagnosis of epilepsy, we need to understand the epigenetics of epilepsy. Epigenetics is the study of genetic changes that are not caused 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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