Epilepsy: Mental HealthUpdated 5 October 2022 under Health Guides.
Emotional wellness is important for everyone. It involves being aware of emotional and behavioral changes while still finding ways to enjoy life despite these changes. Mood disorders, like depression and […]Read more »
Epilepsy: SleepUpdated 11 October 2022 under Health Guides.
Being a teen can sometimes be a lot to manage between school, work, homework, sports, other activities, and having a social life, it’s a lot to balance. It is easy […]Read more »
Epilepsy: Smart Phone Applications and Medical Identification DevicesUpdated 26 October 2022 under Health Guides.
Seizures are unpredictable and differ from person to person. Clear descriptions and/or recordings of seizures are extremely useful for you and your provider during epilepsy diagnosis, treatment, and management. Monitoring […]Read more »
Epilepsy: Menstrual DisordersUpdated 26 October 2022 under Health Guides.
The menstrual cycle can lead to changes in seizure frequency in some people with epilepsy. What causes increased seizures in people born with female reproductive organs? During the menstrual cycle, […]Read more »
Epilepsy: Common Epilepsy MedicationsUpdated 11 October 2022 under Health Guides.
If you have experienced two or more unprovoked seizures or your EEG (electroencephalogram) shows an increased risk for seizures, then you may be started on antiseizure medications. There are many […]Read more »
Epilepsy: Talking to Others about EpilepsyUpdated 30 September 2022 under Health Guides.
Sometimes talking about epilepsy can be difficult – it’s normal to feel nervous. You may be concerned that others will treat you differently or there may be fear and misunderstanding […]Read more »
Epilepsy: Seizure SafetyUpdated 23 September 2022 under Health Guides.
Teens and adolescents living with epilepsy can lead fulfilling lives and participate in daily activities. They can go to work or school, independently take care of themselves, and play sports. […]Read more »
Epilepsy: Pregnancy PlanningUpdated 22 June 2022 under Health Guides.
Can I get pregnant if I have epilepsy? Yes! Women with epilepsy – just like women without epilepsy – are able to become pregnant and have children. Some women have […]Read more »
Epilepsy: Antiseizure Medications & Birth DefectsUpdated 22 June 2022 under Health Guides.
Do antiseizure medications cause birth defects? This is a great question with a complicated answer. In the general population (meaning those who do not have epilepsy) birth defects occur in […]Read more »
Epilepsy: General InformationUpdated 6 July 2022 under Health Guides.
What is epilepsy? Epilepsy (EH-puh-lep-see) is a condition that effects the nervous system, resulting in an ongoing tendency to have seizures. Epilepsy is usually diagnosed in children or teenagers, but […]Read more »