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Addressing Comorbid Depression in Epilepsy: Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment

Addressing Comorbid Depression in Epilepsy: Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment

There are several drug-based and non-pharmacological treatments available that can help reduce symptoms of depression in patients with epilepsy.

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Epilepsy Treatment Often Delayed in Older Adults

Epilepsy Treatment Often Delayed in Older Adults

Despite recommendations, many patients in the cohort were prescribed older antiepileptic drugs.

Epilepsy Education Group Helps Patients Cope With Isolation, Anger

Epilepsy Education Group Helps Patients Cope With Isolation, Anger

Patients who participated in a group course with other people with epilepsy felt less isolated and more confident.

Maternal Antiepileptic Use and Risk for Major Congenital Malformations in Offspring

Maternal Antiepileptic Use and Risk for Major Congenital Malformations in Offspring

A diagnosis of maternal epilepsy alone was not associated with an increase in congenital malformations in offspring.

Should EEG Periodic Discharges be Managed Similarly to Seizures?

Should EEG Periodic Discharges be Managed Similarly to Seizures?

Brain oxygenation may be compromised during periodic discharges, ultimately warranting treatment.

Seizure Reduction Likely With Surgery in Nonlesional Neocortical Epilepsy

Seizure Reduction Likely With Surgery in Nonlesional Neocortical Epilepsy

Nearly 60% of patients had achieved seizure freedom at last follow-up, 10 to 21 years after surgery.

EEG Patterns in Critically Ill Point to Greater Risk of Seizures

EEG Patterns in Critically Ill Point to Greater Risk of Seizures

Careful monitoring of EEG patterns is a useful way to stratify seizure risk in critically ill patients.

First-Line Treatment With Carbamazepine in Neonatal Epilepsy

First-Line Treatment With Carbamazepine in Neonatal Epilepsy

The results confirm the effectiveness and safety of low-dose CBZ as a first-line agent for the treatment of neonatal seizures.

Vigabatrin Plus Hormonal Therapy Superior in Infantile Spasms

Vigabatrin Plus Hormonal Therapy Superior in Infantile Spasms

Greater spasm cessation was achieved in the combination group vs those who received hormonal therapy alone.

VIDEO: Identifying Risk Factors for Post-Stroke Epilepsy

VIDEO: Identifying Risk Factors for Post-Stroke Epilepsy

Beate Diehl, MD, PhD, FRCP, discusses her research on post-stroke epilepsy.

VIDEO: Gap in Provider Knowledge Delays Diagnosis, Treatment of Infantile Spasms

VIDEO: Gap in Provider Knowledge Delays Diagnosis, Treatment of Infantile Spasms

Shaun Hussain, MD, MS, discusses a gap in health care provider knowledge that may contribute to the delay in the diagnosis and treatment of infantile spasms.

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