Recovery from a Seizure: The Postictal State

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By: Annemarie DeChellis What is the Postictal State? Symptoms and Prevalence  The postictal state is the recovery period following a seizure where the patient may experience cognitive deficits, behavior changes, and psychiatric symptoms (Pottkamper et al., 2020).  Headaches and cognitive … Continued

The Hormonal Benefit of Yoga

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By: Aliana Gordon What are hormones? Have you ever wondered what orchestrates the delicate balance of your heart rate, blood pressure, and bodily cycles? It is the hormones produced by organs and glands. When commonly thought about, hormones seem to … Continued

Planning Pregnancy and Epilepsy

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By: Natalie L. Boehm, MBA, RBLP-T Pregnancy and Epilepsy Making the decision to start a family is a big decision for anyone. For women who are battling epilepsy, it is even a bigger decision. Many things need to be taken … Continued

Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy

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By: Maura Toner Photo from www.shutterstock.com Cerebral Palsy is a group of neurological disorders that affect both motor and developmental skills. Cerebral palsy most commonly affects movement in different parts of the body, often causing problems with gait, muscle tone, … Continued

Dravet Syndrome

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By: Natalie L. Boehm, MBA, RBLP-T What is Dravet Syndrome? According to the Dravet Syndrome Foundation, Dravet Syndrome, also known as Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy of Infancy (SMEI), is a rare form of retractable epilepsy that begins in infancy. Dravet Syndrome … Continued

Clonic Seizures

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By: Brandon Khalil and Natalie L. Boehm, MBA, RBLP-T Photo from www.shutterstock.com What are Clonic seizures? Clonic seizures are the repetitive jerking movements of the muscles in the body. These motor systems can affect the whole body or just specific … Continued

Sexual Health and Epilepsy

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By: Natalie L. Boehm, MBA, RBLP-T What is sexual health? How does it affect people with epilepsy?  According to the World Health Organization, sexual health is defined as “a state of physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being in relation to … Continued

Epilepsy at School

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By: Riley Young Introduction Epilepsy is the most common neurologic condition in children. Given that every child spends somuch time at school, it is important to ensure there are measures and strategies in place toensure a healthy learning environment for … Continued

Epileptic Infantile Spasms

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By: Nicholas Parekh What are infantile spasms? Infantile spasm syndrome (ISs), or more commonly West syndrome, is a rare epilepticdisorder that appears during the early stages of infancy. It is characterized by short tonic seizurescalled “spasms” that last for only … Continued

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