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Peter Fox explores your views in a Facebook debate about dating sites. Do they actually work? Is love ever as simple as the greetings card industry would have us believe? I know a couple who, to my mind, are perfect for each other. The kind of couple that make you believe love really exists. Certainly where epilepsy is concerned this can be a very sensitive subject. With the stigma still attached to the condition, many people fear telling potential partners about their seizures. Of course, we live in the digital age.

COVID-19 and Epilepsy

C ompared with the general population, patients with newly diagnosed symptomatic epilepsy have reduced life expectancy, according to an investigation published in the November issue of Epilepsia. Patients with newly diagnosed idiopathic or cryptogenic epilepsy, however, have a normal or prolonged life expectancy. The year of diagnosis and the type of epilepsy appear to influence life expectancy. Many studies have suggested increased mortality among patients with epilepsy.

Two previous investigations have reported the more specific measure of life expectancy in epilepsy, but both had methodologic weaknesses and were prone to substantial bias, said Claudia A.

Peter Fox explores your views in a Facebook debate about dating sites. Do they actually work? Is love ever as simple as the greetings card.

Covid and Epilepsy Information about Covid for people with epilepsy. If you’re interested in fundraising for us, register today! Just found out about your epilepsy? Anyone can have epilepsy, regardless of age, race, sex or social conditions. Epilepsy may be part of your life, but it doesn’t define who you are. Lots of famous people – athletes, authors, artists, politicians, professionals – have epilepsy. Are you going to let epilepsy stop you from doing what you want?

Admit it! Finding out about your epilepsy was a real shock.

Schizophrenia and epilepsy

Published on: April 12, Categories: Epilepsy. Going on a first date can be nerve-wracking under the best of circumstances; epilepsy just adds another twist. We are all human though and there are times however when any of us can forget to take our meds. Make sure you notice if this happens so you can remind them.

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This review aims to highlight the historical hallmarks in the development of the concepts of seizures and epilepsy. It begins with a discussion of seizure semiology and terminology, followed by the pathophysiology of seizures. We then discuss the definition of epilepsy, its etiologies, and ultimately classification schemes.

Each section starts with our current views and subsequently transports the reader back in time to understand how these views evolved and came to be what they are today. People living as early as in the prehistoric times may have been aware of the existence of seizures, and descriptions and terminology have been provided as early as BC. While names have been revised and updated through time, the meanings are seemingly unchanged.

However, it is clearly evident that we have come a long way in understanding the pathophysiology and etiology of seizures and epilepsy, thus leading to our current classification schemes. No classification scheme will be perfect yet, until our understanding is advanced enough to create one based predominantly on scientific grounds. The goal is that it is relevant to clinical practice, leading to a more precise diagnosis to guide targeted treatments.

The objective of this review is to provide a historical trajectory in the evolution of the concepts of seizure and epilepsy. Seizure descriptions and terminology are documented as early as BC; names have been revised and updated through time but meanings have not changed.

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Bertha C. Ekeh, Udeme E. Background and Aim. Epilepsy remains a stigmatized disease especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. Lack of information and illiteracy has been blamed as the cause of the stigmatization.

Here’s my advice: What kinds of questions will my partner have about epilepsy and seizures? It can even be hard trying to explain to your partner.

Going on a first date can be nerve-wracking under the best of circumstances; epilepsy just adds another twist. One question people often worry about is how soon they should tell their date that they have epilepsy. Being able to ask questions and share feelings on any topic, including epilepsy, will only make a relationship stronger. Although it may seem tempting to tell the other person over the phone, in an email or by text, instead of in person, any serious conversation like this is probably best done face-to-face.

The more comfortable you are with the other person, the better the conversation will go. Everyone worries about it to some degree. Some people worry so much that they never ask anyone out at all. Unfortunately, this does happen from time to time. How well they understand epilepsy, and what they feel about it, will reflect the understanding and feelings of the person who teaches them.

No one escapes being rejected from time to time. The situation is more comfortable if the other person already knows a little about epilepsy before you start going out. The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.

13 Things you should know if you’re dating someone who has epilepsy

Epilepsy, also known as a seizure disorder, is a disorder of the brain that causes recurrent, unprovoked seizures. Those seizures are caused by surges of electrical activity in the brain, often compared to an electric storm. In most cases, the cause of epilepsy is unknown. Ley Sander, medical director at the Epilepsy Society in the U. In fact, most people with epilepsy experience “partial” or focal seizures.

“They moreover resolve a historical controversy about the causes and mechanisms of epilepsy, dating back to observations in the 18th century.

Auditory hallucinations. Unusual feelings or sensations. Dreamlike alterations in consciousness. These can be symptoms of both schizophrenia and epilepsy. Evidence continues to accumulate that the two brain disorders overlap in ways that researchers are still trying to understand. In a paper, researchers at the China Medical University in Taiwan analyzed medical records stored in a national registry to determine how many people initially diagnosed with schizophrenia later developed epilepsy — and vice versa.

The results suggest that people who develop one of these disorders are at heightened risk for the other. People with schizophrenia were nearly six times as likely to develop epilepsy compared with other people, while individuals with epilepsy were nearly eight times as likely to develop schizophrenia compared with other people.

What My Epilepsy Taught Me About the Value of Time

Epilepsy is a chronic noncommunicable disease of the brain that affects around 50 million people worldwide. It is characterized by recurrent seizures, which are brief episodes of involuntary movement that may involve a part of the body partial or the entire body generalized and are sometimes accompanied by loss of consciousness and control of bowel or bladder function.

Seizure episodes are a result of excessive electrical discharges in a group of brain cells. Different parts of the brain can be the site of such discharges. Seizures can vary from the briefest lapses of attention or muscle jerks to severe and prolonged convulsions.

Dating back at least 4 millennia, epilepsy is a disease with a long history. Early theories of epilepsy correctly identified the brain as the site of the problem, but.

Be epilepsy aware – People with epilepsy may not feel comfortable revealing details about their condition on the first date. If they do open up about it, be supportive and reassuring and don’t be afraid to ask them questions to better understand how you can help them. Be mindful of medication – Once you live with a partner, you’ll be aware of what time they take their medication. If they have had epilepsy for a while, chances are they’ll take their medication like clockwork. We are all human though and there are times however when any of us can forget to take our meds.

Make sure you notice if this happens so you can remind them. Consider occasions such as going on holiday or for a weekend away – have they remembered to pack their meds? Know when then their next doctor’s appointment is – it’s important that people with epilepsy get regular check-ups to ensure their medication is right. Keep on track of when their appointments are and write it on the calendar – two heads are better than one.

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