Keto Diet and Epilepsy

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By: Natalie L. Boehm, MBA, RBLP-T What is the Keto Diet? According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the keto diet is a high fat, moderate protein, low carbohydrate eating pattern which differs from the general, healthful eating recommendations. … Continued

ADHD and Epilepsy

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By: Annemarie DeChellis While multiple psychiatric and neurobehavioral disorders occur alongside epilepsy, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) occurs at the highest rate. About 30 to 40% of children with epilepsy have ADHD compared to the 7 to 9% of children from … Continued

Tonic Seizures

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By: Aliana Gordon What are Tonic Seizures? Tonic seizures are categorized by the short-lived stiffening of the muscles in the body in the arms, legs, or trunk with the loss of consciousness. Muscle tension is increased while the seizure occurs. … Continued

Meet the Contributors: Dr. Ian Bone

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By: Annemarie DeChellis Dr. Ian Bone is a retired neurologist and the author of Sacred Lives: An account of the history, cultural associations, and social impact of epilepsy. Dr. Bone has a son who is battling epilepsy and is working … Continued