Febrile Seizures

By: Natalie L. Boehm, MBA, RBLP-T What are febrile seizures? Febrile seizures are convulsions in a child caused by a spike in body temperature. The most common cause of a febrile seizure is infection. Febrile seizures often occur in children who do not have a history of neurologic symptoms and disorders. Febrile seizures are the […]

Music Therapy, Mental Health, and Epilepsy

By: Annemarie DeChellis Music has long been a part of human history, and can be considered an integral part of the humanexperience. While music has a significant role within cultural and social practices, more recentlyresearch has shown the ways that music therapy and musical interventions promote positivebehavioral, emotional, and cognitive changes. Mental Health Benefits There […]

Atonic Seizures

Welcome to our Understanding Epilepsy Series as our founder Natalie Boehm discusses what atonic seizures are, symptoms of atonic seizures, what to do if someone has an atonic seizure, and treatment options.

Gelastic and Dacrystic Seizures

Welcome to our Understanding Epilepsy Series as our founder Natalie Boehm discusses what gelastic and dacrystic seizures are, the causes and symptoms of gelastic and dacrystic seizures, what to do if someone has one, and treatment options.

Bilateral Tonic-Clonic Seizures

By: Natalie L. Boehm, MBA, RBLP-T What are seizures? What is epilepsy? According to the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) and the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE), an epileptic seizure is defined as a transient occurrence of signs and/or symptoms due to abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain. The two organizations define […]

Occipital Lobe Epilepsy

By: Aliana Gordon Visual Center The brain is the control center for the entire body having four lobes with varying responsibilities. This article will be focusing on the occipital lobe which lies in the back of the head. The occipital lobe is primarily responsible for interpreting visual stimuli and information that is received from the […]

Febrile Seizures

Welcome to our Understanding Epilepsy Series as our founder Natalie Boehm discusses what febrile seizures are, simple vs. complex febrile seizures, the causes of febrile seizures, what to do if someone has a febrile seizure, and treatment options.

Myoclonic Seizures

Welcome to our Understanding Epilepsy Series as our founder Natalie Boehm discusses what myoclonic seizures are, symptoms of myoclonic seizures, what to do if someone has one, and treatment options available.

Tonic-Clonic Seizures

Welcome to our Understanding Epilepsy Series as our founder Natalie Boehm discusses what tonic-clonic seizures are, symptoms of a tonic-clonic seizure, what to do if someone is having one, and treatment options available.