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Epilepsy

Epilepsy

In this expert Q&A, Julie Sherman, PhD and Jay Tarnow, MD briefly discuss the latest research findings on ADHD.

Comorbid epilepsy speeds cognitive decline, a retrospective study shows. The noradrenergic system may play a role in neurodegeneration in these disorders as well as Parkinson disease.

An hour of continuous EEG monitoring can identify seiaures among patients with spells and altered mental status. Spells just before EEG spell out a worse prognosis.

Stigma correlated most strongly with inability to work and was greater for chronic migraine than for epilepsy or episodic migraine.

Autism spectrum disorders affect 1 in 100 children and the prevalence is 3 times higher in females. One-third of all children with autism have seizures.

Childhood absence epilepsy is distinct from partial epilepsy and is often misdiagnosed as ADD/ADHD. It is one of the most common types of pediatric seizure.

A third of patients with epilepsy are refractory to current treatment options. Thus, new agents are a welcome addition.

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