The Importance of Sexual Wellness

By:  Aaliyah Ellison-McPeters The Importance of Sexual Wellness Sexual wellness is the part of sexuality that affects the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of a person’s life and overall well-being. It’s important, at an age, to understand the importance of maintaining a healthy sexual wellness balance and the impact it can have. Being aware of […]

Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome

By:  Catherine Joachin What is the Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome?  Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) is a severe form of childhood-onset epilepsy. People with this condition can experience various types of seizures, sustain lifelong brain damage, and suffer from significant cognitive problems, which can be aggravated by seizure activity and other genetic, developmental, or other factors (Child Neurology Foundation, […]

HCN1 Gene Mutation and Epilepsy

By:  Shree Rath HCN1: The gene and protein The HCN1 gene, also known as potassium/sodium hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated channel, is a gene that encodes a protein involved in ion channel activity in neurons, exhibiting weak selectivity for potassium over sodium ions. It contributes to the native pacemaker currents in heart and in neurons. It may […]

Frontal Lobe

By:  Melissa Bui What is the area of the brain? The Frontal Lobe is located directly behind the forehead as the frontal lobe is one of the largest lobes in the human brain. Hence, they are the most common region of injury in traumatic brain injury. What are the functions? The frontal lobe function is […]

Autism Spectrum Disorder: What You Need to Know

Welcome to our Neurodivergent Conditions Series as we discuss what Autism Spectrum Disorder is, its causes, characteristics, comorbidities, symptoms, Autism and Epilepsy, treatment options, and outcomes.

Memory: Subjective Complaints Actual Objective Deficits in Epilepsy

By:  Lance Fogan, M.D. Lance Fogan, M.D. is Clinical Professor of Neurology at the David Geffen School  of Medicine at UCLA. His hard-hitting emotional family medical drama, “DINGS, is  told from a mother’s point of view. “DINGS” is his first novel. Aside from acclamation  on internet bookstore sites, U.S. Report of Books, and the Hollywood […]

Brain Stem

By:  Catherine Joachin What is the brainstem?  The brainstem is the structure that connects the brain to the spinal cord. It houses important cranial nerve nuclei, monitors automatic bodily functions, promotes survival, and ensures cognitive functioning. Functions of the brainstem  The brainstem is home to the cardiovascular, vasomotor, and respiratory control centers, which regulate heart […]

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

By:  Aaliyah Ellison-McPeters What is PMDD? Premenstrual dysphoric disorder, or PMDD, is a condition that typically presents as hormone levels decrease after ovulation, 1-2 weeks before the start of menstruation, accompanied by symptoms of depression, emotional instability, mood swings, and tension. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder affects up to 5-8% of menstruating women, and many women with […]

Uncovering the Truth About ADHD: What You Need to Know!

Welcome to our Neurodivergent Conditions Series as we discuss what attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is, DSM V diagnosis requirements, symptoms of inattention, symptoms of hyperactivity/impulsivity, ADHD and epilepsy, and treatment options.