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Epilepsy: Epileptic Seizure Types and Information Document List

Summary: Our library below features 24 published articles, research papers, and documents from the Disabled World Epilepsy Information category. Although some of these documents may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted by their original publish date. The most recent publications are listed at the top of the table with older articles being listed in descending order by the date they were created. You can also receive our latest communications as soon as they are released by subscribing to our Epilepsy Information RSS feed.

Epilepsy Information Publications

Epilepsy Associated with Brain Volume and Thickness Differences
According to new research epilepsy is associated with thickness and volume differences in the grey matter of several brain regions.
Publish Date: 2018/01/23

Epileptic Seizures and Depression May Share Common Genetic Cause
Evidence that seizures and mood disorders such as depression may share the same genetic cause in some people with epilepsy.
Publish Date: 2018/01/14

8 New Epilepsy Genes Discoverered by Researchers
A recent study examining children with epileptic encephalopathy and their parents could lead to the development of a more rational anti-epileptic treatment strategy.
Publish Date: 2017/11/10

New Guideline on Uncommon Risk of Death in Epilepsy - Seizure Control May Reduce Risk
Guideline recommends health professionals tell people with epilepsy that controlling seizures, especially tonic-clonic seizures, may reduce risk of SUDEP.
Publish Date: 2017/04/26

Epilepsy SUDEP and Heart Rate Variability
Study reveals pronounced alterations in heart rate variability may contribute to sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP).
Publish Date: 2016/03/21 - Updated: 2020/12/10

Epilepsy and Memory Decline Study
Biological factors that mediate memory decline in people with epilepsy, particularly those with seizures that affect temporal lobe.
Publish Date: 2015/12/08 - Updated: 2020/11/29

Epilepsy: Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome
Information regarding Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy that starts during childhood.
Publish Date: 2015/09/19 - Updated: 2021/07/28

Beneficial Effects of Surgery for Epilepsy
Brain surgery for otherwise hard-to-treat epilepsy is effective for up to 15 years, according to a new survey by Henry Ford Hospital physicians.
Publish Date: 2015/02/07 - Updated: 2021/09/08

Epilepsy: Vagus Nerve Stimulation Treatment
Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) may be used to treat epilepsy when other types of treatments have failed to work.
Publish Date: 2015/01/28 - Updated: 2021/09/12

SUDEP: Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy
Research calls attention to SUDEP and provides important knowledge to help neurologists have discussions with patients at greatest risk of epilepsy related death.
Publish Date: 2014/10/19 - Updated: 2020/12/10

Gelastic Epilepsy: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Information
Information regarding gelastic epilepsy, a rare form of epilepsy that involves laughter or crying and is more common in boys than girls.
Publish Date: 2014/06/26 - Updated: 2021/08/29

Teenager and Adolescent Epilepsy Seizures
Epilepsy is the most frequent neurological disorder in adolescence and around 2% of the adolescent population will experience the disorder.
Publish Date: 2013/12/13 - Updated: 2021/08/27

Use of Marijuana for Epilepsy Control
Information regarding the use of Marijuana for control of epilepsy including seizure prevention and loss of consciousness.
Publish Date: 2013/11/21 - Updated: 2021/08/27

Improving Lives of People with Epilepsy
Report highlights gaps in knowledge and management of epilepsy recommending action for improving lives of those with epilepsy and promoting better understanding of the disorder.
Publish Date: 2012/04/03 - Updated: 2021/09/27

Epilepsy: ADA and Job Accommodations
People with epilepsy will nearly always be found to experience neurological impairments which substantially limit major life activities including employment.
Publish Date: 2012/02/15 - Updated: 2021/10/16

Epilepsy: Medications and Surgery Information
Facts and information regarding Epilepsy including medication choices and types of surgery techniques.
Publish Date: 2012/02/13 - Updated: 2021/10/17

Possible Trigger Point of Epileptic Seizures Found
Researchers have identified a brain circuit defect that triggers absence seizures the most common form of childhood epilepsy.
Publish Date: 2011/08/22

Deep Brain Stimulation Potential in Drug Resistant Epilepsy
The Epilepsy Therapy Project and the Epilepsy Foundation announced a New Therapy Grant to potentially help those with treatment resistant epilepsy.
Publish Date: 2011/08/19 - Updated: 2022/01/11

MRI Guided Laser Surgery to Treat Epilepsy
Real-time MRI guided thermal imaging and laser technology to destroy lesions in the brain that cause epilepsy and uncontrollable seizures.
Publish Date: 2011/07/19 - Updated: 2022/02/07

Variation in Generic Epilepsy Drugs Can Lead to Dosing Problems
Raises questions about whether some generic products are safe and effective when a narrow dose range separates patients from help and harm.
Publish Date: 2011/07/01 - Updated: 2012/09/21

Master Switch for Adult Epilepsy Found
Central switch responsible for transformation of healthy brain cells into epileptic ones opens the way to both treat and prevent temporal lobe epilepsy.
Publish Date: 2011/06/28 - Updated: 2017/11/06

Genetic Testing in Epilepsy
We found there were perfectly healthy people walking around with single gene mutations that are known to cause epilepsy.
Publish Date: 2011/06/23 - Updated: 2017/11/06

Discovery May Bring Relief to Epilepsy Sufferers
Study of epileptic seizures at the molecular level research could lead to novel therapeutics for epilepsy seizure disorder.
Publish Date: 2011/06/23 - Updated: 2022/02/27

Petit Mal Seizures: Potential for Self-Injury
A person with epilepsy might experience petit mal seizures as much as hundreds of times in a single day. The seizures may happen for weeks or even months before anyone even notices and can interfere with their lives.
Publish Date: 2011/05/29 - Updated: 2023/06/04

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