Epilepsy Articles – June 2019

EWCT brings you the latest news on epilepsy-related articles

  1. Dr Rhys Thomas, a neurologist and neuroscientist at Newcastle University explains if cannabis is a cure to epilepsy, how effective cannabis-derived drugs are compared to other anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) and if cannabis-derived drugs are overhyped. He recently wrote a paper on Cannabis and Epilepsy.

  2. Exercise helps reduce mental health disorder symptoms such as anxiety, depression, anger and psychomotor agitation. Researchers say exercise also helps to develop a more balanced and integrated sense of self for those with mental health disorders.


  3. An increasing number of studies are finding intimate communication between the gut and brain, as well as complex interplay among the gut microbiome, the brain and the rest of the body.


  4. People with epilepsy have a rare risk of sudden death. A new study shows that risk may apply even to people whose epilepsy is well-controlled, which is contrary to previous, smaller studies that showed the risk was highest among those with severe, difficult-to-treat epilepsy.