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Researchers at the University of Sydney examined the prevalence and moderating factors of anxiety and depressive disorders among epileptics. Using 27 previously published research papers on this subject, researchers found that 20% of people with epilepsy had anxiety disorders, and 23% suffered from depression.

For those who suffer from anxiety or depression, how do you manage it? Do you have...
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Researchers at the University of Sydney examined the prevalence and moderating factors

People with epilepsy frequently suffer from anxiety and depression | Epilepsy Research UK

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Amy Scalera
Kimberly Holleran
Kristy de Mesa
The CEO of Domino’s Pizza Canada, Michael Schlater, and his wife, recently donated $2 million to The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba (CHFM).

The money will go towards creating a pediatric epilepsy and pediatric neurosurgery program, since there are currently not many epilepsy programs in Manitoba.

Terry Klassen, CEO of the Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba said,...
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The CEO of Dominos Pizza Canada Michael Schlater and his wife recently

Pizza tycoon donates $2M for children's epilepsy program

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Alexander McBean
Kristy de Mesa
Cheryl Thompson Jones
Emma Louise
Safy M Elfikey
Todd Swedberg
Epilepsy affects 50 million people globally.
We love this piece from The New York Times, featuring eight men and women who in sharing the story about how epilepsy has touched their lives, are helping to educate others about what it means to live with this neurological disorder.
Check it out and share your thoughts below.
Epilepsy affects 50 million people globally

Patient Voices: Epilepsy

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Janel Marie Vargo
Jean Kamakeeaina
Beth Howis
Scientists at the University of California-Riverside have looked into why individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) are up to 6 times more likely to have epilepsy. Read the article below to learn more.

Further research can help us to better understand the connection between epilepsy and MS and hopefully lead to therapies that may be able to help people living with these conditions in the future.
Scientists at the University of CaliforniaRiverside have looked into why individuals with

Epilepsy Link to MS Probed in Mouse Study Focusing on Myelin Loss

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Doug Breland
Krista Gordon
Ann Corum
If you're someone who is always brimming with new and creative ideas, we want to hear from you today!

Help us pick a name for a website that would educate and connect people who have been affected by epilepsy and other chronic conditions by taking the one question survey below
If youre someone who is always brimming with new and creative ideas

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Stress as a seizure trigger? ????
Check out this article and let us know your thoughts or experiences on the topic in the comments section below.

Recent research from the University of Cincinnati Epilepsy Center looked at the relationship between stress and increased seizure activity, and found that patients with higher anxiety levels were more likely to report stress as a trigger for seizures.
Stress as a seizure trigger Check out this article and let us

Study finds stress a common seizure trigger in epilepsy

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Catherine Boyle
Raye-Ann Aletha Farris
Krista Lockard
"It isn't just about actual seizures, it's what effect seizures have on your everyday functioning"
Darren M Gomes
Khaliya Collins
Heather Jordan
From Our Mailbox: (Vertigo & Epilepsy)

Has anyone else had to deal with vertigo alongside epilepsy? My daughter has epilepsy with absence seizures and has recently developed vertigo. She has been on the same meds since her diagnosis 5 years ago and the vertigo started a year ago, which has been very difficult for her and has caused her to miss a lot of school.

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From Our Mailbox Vertigo Epilepsy Has anyone else had to deal with
Tracy Tucker
Alicia Rosaleen
Sara Hunt
FROM OUR MAILBOX: "Jokes about Seizures"

Has anyone been made fun of about their epilepsy diagnosis or been in a situation where others made jokes or uneducated and hurtful comments about seizures due to a lack of awareness about this condition?

If so, how did you deal with this situation? Please share your experiences with us in the comments section below.
FROM OUR MAILBOX: "Jokes about Seizures"

What I Should Have Told the People Who Made a Seizure Joke

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Wesley C Kaake
Jessica Wright
Sumit Tanwar
Blogger, Ian Franks, who was diagnosed with epilepsy in 1972 writes for Epilepsy News Today, about the importance of knowing personal seizure triggers. He shares that in his experience, knowing his triggers has helped him take preventative actions to remove himself from potentially dangerous situations.

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Blogger Ian Franks who was diagnosed with epilepsy in 1972 writes for

In Reflex Epilepsy, Triggers Can Provoke Seizures; Avoid Them at All Costs

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Catherine Martel
Joanne Stealey
Joanne Stealey
Today is Epilepsy Awareness Day!
Don't forget to wear purple to help increase awareness of Epilepsy in your community #purpleday2017
Today is Epilepsy Awareness Day Dont forget to wear purple to help
Janel Marie Vargo
A study performed by Dr. Matthew Mercuri and his colleagues at The Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, indicated that elderly individuals diagnosed with epilepsy may have an increased risk for a stroke. The patients who showed these results were on average 76 years old and were living with other vascular comorbidities.

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A study performed by Dr Matthew Mercuri and his colleagues at The

Studies Linking Brain Hemorrhage and Epilepsy to Stroke Presented at Conference | Newsroom | Weill Cornell Medicine

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Allyn Howe
Parents who have children living with epilepsy often face challenges that other parents may not. It is important to remember that you are not alone.

WebMD shares an article that provides information about ways that parents of children with epilepsy can seek support in addition to some additional ideas on how to help protect your child.

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Parents who have children living with epilepsy often face challenges that other

Caring for a Child with Epilepsy

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Angel Islas-linton
Happy Saint Patrick's Day from all of us here at Team Epilepsy.

May your troubles be less, and your blessings be more,
and nothing but happiness come through the door.
~ Irish Blessing
Happy Saint Patrick's Day from all of us here at Team Epilepsy
Researchers at SUNY Downstate Medical Center recently conducted a study that suggests that as much as as half of long term seizure related damage in the brain may be caused by lack of oxygen to the neurons.

In the past, neuronal degeneration was thought to be primarily caused by excitotoxicity, or the overstimulation of neuron receptors, so the new findings are exciting as they help us to...
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Researchers at SUNY Downstate Medical Center recently conducted a study that suggests

Lack of oxygen, not excessive stimulation, cause for half of seizure-related brain damage in epilepsy

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Roger White
Michelle Wayne
Marc Kendall
If you are having a nice day today, share this post and spread the love <3
"Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared."
Buddha
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From Our Mailbox: Anxiety, Epilepsy & Medication

"I was diagnosed with Epilepsy last month, and have been prescribed Keppra, as well as Amitriptyline HCL to help me sleep.
The problem is that I do not feel like myself anymore. My anxiety is through the roof, and I seem to always be on edge and cranky." Has anyone else had similar side effects from medication? If so, how do you manage? Any...
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From Our Mailbox: Anxiety Epilepsy Medication
Ethan Bush
Donna L Epps
Sarah Louise
Today is International Epilepsy Day!
Today is a day for people with epilepsy to share their experiences with the world by sharing photos, stories and words of wisdom on social media by using the hashtag #epilepsyday.
Click the photo below to find out how you can be involved and spread awareness!
Today is International Epilepsy Day Today is a day for people with

International Epilepsy Day

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Patrick Hennuin
Raymundo Agustin Lujan
Michael Patton
A recent study was conducted to better understand the relationship between seizure location and depression in children who have epilepsy. Researchers looked at a group of 132 children with generalized or partial epilepsy, between 6 and 18 years old.

Researchers measured the levels of the children's depression and anxiety through a tool called the Quality Of Life in Childhood Epilepsy scale...
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A recent study was conducted to better understand the relationship between seizure

The relationship of seizure focus with depression, anxiety, and health-related quality of life in children and adolescents with epilepsy

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Karen Leach
Shannon Jade Jones