Epilepsy Articles June 2020

EWCT brings you the latest news on epilepsy-related articles

  1. Globally, marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. Classified as a Schedule 1 controlled substance, marijuana is a mood-altering drug that affects almost every organ in the body. Learn more about marijuana here.

  2. How much alcohol does it take to get drunk? Alcohol can make epilepsy medication less effective or make the side effects of medication worse. You could ask your GP or pharmacist if you are unsure.

  3. What are the effects and side effects of taking CBD oil?

  4. Everything that you need to know about CBD oil

  5. There is a close relationship between mood disorders and epilepsy. People living with a mood disorder have an increased risk of developing epilepsy, likewise people living with epilepsy have an increased risk of developing a mood disorder. It has been suggested internationally that assessing a person’s mental health is really important when treating someone living with epilepsy.
  6. Please see this month’s CURE epilepsy research news.