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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Testing ‘Medical Marijuana’ in Animals and Humans

Medical marijuana (cannabis) has two major extracts: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which makes you feel ‘high,’ and cannabidiol (CBD), which does not make you feel ‘high.’ CBD – the extract that doesn’t... 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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New Drugs Based on the Female Hormone Progesterone

The most common seizures in adults are complex partial seizures, which often start at the sides of the brain – regions known as the temporal lobes. These seizures are very... Continue Reading

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New Drugs Based on the Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that controls drug-resistant seizures. Dr. McIntyre Burnham has found that the ketogenic diet raises acetone levels in the blood, and that acetone... Continue Reading

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Does Fish Oil Stop Seizures When Added to a Normal Diet?

Although the classic ketogenic diet – which is high in fats, low in carbohydrates and provides adequate protein – has been proven effective for managing seizures, it is often hard... Continue Reading

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