Anxiety and Epilepsy

14th March 2019

Feeling anxious is an emotion that many people will be familiar with, it’s most commonly felt when we find ourselves in a challenging or threatening situation. An evolutionary trait that kicks in our fight or flight reflex and survival instincts. It’s completely normal to feel anxious in these situations, however, should it develop into something…

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Epilepsy medications will not be rationed in the event of a no-deal Brexit

11th March 2019

The deadline for Brexit is getting ever closer as the UK is set to leave the EU on 29th March 2019. However, many things are still up in the air and the manner of the departure is still unclear. One option is a “no deal Brexit”, which many experts feel will have a big impact…

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Early myoclonic encephalopathy

28th February 2019

This particular syndrome will usually begin very early in the newborn period, normally before 2 to 3 months of age. The underlying cause of early myoclonic encephalopathy is often a metabolic disorder known as nonketotic hyperglycinemia, however, it can also be caused by brain malformations and neurogenetic disorders.   Symptoms Seizures can vary with this…

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Emergency medication for the prevention of status epilepticus in the community

25th February 2019

More often than not, a person’s seizure will last for a similar amount of time and stop by itself. However, sometimes a seizure will last longer than 5 minutes or another seizure will occur straight after leaving the person with no time to recover. If this lasts for 30 minutes or more, a diagnosis of…

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Status epilepticus (prolonged seizures)

21st February 2019

For most people who have epilepsy, a seizure will usually last a similar amount of time. However, on occasion a seizure may not stop of its own accord or the person may experience a further seizure without any time for recovery. Should this last for 30 minutes or more, this is what is known as…

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Advice and guidance on travelling with epilepsy

18th February 2019

Whether it’s a Summer holiday, a weekend getaway or a business trip, travelling when you have epilepsy can present a number of issues, especially if you’re leaving the UK. However, rest assured that with a bit of extra preparation there’s no reason you can’t take trips abroad with epilepsy. There are a few key things…

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