Stressing Awareness During Epilepsy Awareness Month

By: Mary Ellen Gambon As Epilepsy Awareness Month comes to a close, I wanted to take an opportunity to introduce myself to the Defeating Epilepsy community. My name is Mary Ellen Gambon. I have been a newspaper journalist during the past two decades, and I have had epilepsy for 30 years. I realize that there […]

Atonic Seizures

By: Aliana Gordon Atonic seizures occur when there is a loss of electromyographic activity, which controls the muscle movements in the body. This can occur in one part of the brain that correlates to the loss of a specific region of the body, known as a focal motor atonic seizure. Typically, it affects both sides […]

Tonic-Clonic Seizures

By: Aliana Gordon Tonic-clonic seizures, formerly known as grand mal seizures, embodies the social idea of seizures with the strong convulsions and foaming at the mouth that are common symptoms of this type of electrical disturbance in the brain. In this specific seizure, the body stiffens (tonic phase) and then there is a series of […]

What is Epilepsy?

Join us in learning more about Epilepsy as our founder Natalie Boehm, MBA, RBLP-T talks about important information about epilepsy. She covers information like describing epilepsy, seizures, diagnosis, and treatment. .

Why is there a lack of research for epilepsy?

By: Aliana Gordon With epilepsy being the fourth common neurological disorder, it seems evident that there should be adequate research to face the difficulties when dealing with epilepsy, but unfortunately, it is neglected. Being an unknown fact, epilepsy is the most common serious brain disorder worldwide according to the World Health Organization with 1 in […]