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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New Drugs from Rett Syndrome Research

Rett syndrome is a genetic disorder that may result in both intellectual disability and seizures. Using an animal model of Rett syndrome, Dr. James Eubanks at the Toronto Western Hospital... Continue Reading

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Screening for Infantile Spasms

West’s syndrome is a childhood epilepsy syndrome. It leads to drug-resistant seizures known as infantile spasms, abnormal brain activity (referred to as hypsarrhythmia), and in most children, intellectual disability. West’s... Continue Reading

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Understanding How Environment and Diet Affect Epilepsy

Infantile spasms are drug-resistant seizures seen in children with West’s Syndrome – a childhood epilepsy syndrome. Infantile spasms begin around the first year of life, typically between the ages of... Continue Reading

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