What doctors should do if condition is not epilepsy

Yale researchers argue in a new piece in JAMA Network that clinicians need to be better trained to recognize psychogenic non-epileptic seizures.
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Publication date: Available online 18 November 2019Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Erica Aparecida Gelfuso, Suelen Lorenzato Reis, Ana Maria Soares Pereira, Daiane Santos Rosa Aguiar, Renê Oliveira BeleboniAbstractDeficits in cognitive functions are often observed in epileptic patients, particularly in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Evidence suggests that this cognitive decline can be associated with the occurrence of focal brain lesions, especially on hippocampus and cortex regions. We previously demonstrated that the erythrinian alkaloids, (+)-erythravine and (+)-11α-hydroxy-erythravine, inhibit seizures evoke...
Source: Life Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Objective: To determine the differences in the incidences and risks of suicide attempt (SA) and suicidal drug overdose (SDO) between patients with epilepsy with and without comorbid depression by using data from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Re...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news
ConclusionZonisamide may impair memory and learning processes in rats but the results are varied and depend on the type of memory.
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 November 2019Source: Epilepsy &BehaviorAuthor(s): John-Paul Byrne, Robert Power, Rachel Kiersey, Jarlath Varley, Colin P. Doherty, A. Jamie Saris, Emma Heffernan, Veronica Lambert, Mary Fitzsimons
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 November 2019Source: Epilepsy &BehaviorAuthor(s): Sonia Jaraba, Gabriel Reynés-Llompart, Jacint Sala-Padró, Misericordia Veciana, Júlia Miró, Jordi Pedro, Oriol Puig, Jaume Mora, Mercè FalipAbstractBackgroundThe diagnosis of nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) can pose a challenge. Electroencephalogram (EEG) patterns can be difficult to interpret, and the absence of an EEG correlate does not rule out the diagnosis of NCSE. In this setting, neuroimaging tools to help in the diagnosis are crucial. Our aim was to evaluate the role of 99mTc-hexame...
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Abstract Peri-urban Senegal lies outside the influence of both the nation's historic public mental health model and contemporary global mental health. This paper examines how cultural logics in this underserved region spill over from social domains to widen the therapeutic sphere of psychoses and epilepsy. Observations and 60 carer and/or patient interviews concerning 36 patients afflicted by one or both conditions illustrate how the "crisis of the uncanny", a spectacular eruption of psychoses and seizures into the everyday, triggers trajectories across these domains. To resolve the crisis...
Source: Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Cult Med Psychiatry Source Type: research
ConclusionsU.S. children and adolescents are prescribed benzodiazepines for various mental health and other medical conditions, many lacking evidence of pediatric efficacy. Long-term benzodiazepine treatment, concurrent opioid prescriptions, psychotropic use, and prior substance use disorder diagnoses suggest safety risks among some youth prescribed benzodiazepines.
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Publication date: January 2020Source: Epilepsy &Behavior, Volume 102Author(s): Maria Anesti, Natalia Stavropoulou, Korina Atsopardi, Fotini N. Lamari, Nikolaos T. Panagopoulos, Marigoula MargarityAbstractThe aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of rutin administration (100 mg/kg/day) to pentylenetetrazol (PTZ)-treated Balb-c mice (60 mg/kg/day), with respect to anxiety-like behavior using both open-field and elevated plus-maze (EPM) tests, and acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity in salt-soluble (SS) fraction and detergent-soluble (DS) fraction of the cerebral cortex, hippocampus, striatum, midbra...
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Claudia Nino, Jose D Mercado, Natalia Cabrera, Carlos I QuinteroNeurology India 2019 67(5):1363-1363
Source: Neurology India - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
Ashish Bindra, Ashutosh Kaushal, Chander Parkash YadavNeurology India 2019 67(5):1364-1364
Source: Neurology India - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
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