Epilepsy Articles – November 2018

EWCT brings you the latest news on epilepsy-related articles

  1. This is a really important article for all women of child-bearing age who are taking anti- epileptic medications, whether for epilepsy or for mental health conditions.



  2. An Epilepsy Research UK-funded study has made an important finding in the mechanisms underlying sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), which may lead to treatment options in the future.



  3. A new high-tech bracelet, developed by scientists in the Netherlands, detects 85 percent of all severe night-time epilepsy seizures. That is a much better score than any other technology currently available.



  4. Professor Scheffer AO FAA FAHMS is a paediatric neurologist and professor at the University of Melbourne and Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. Professor Scheffer is helping transform the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy. She has described several new forms of epilepsy and her research group was the first to uncover a gene for epilepsy and subsequently. many of the genes now known to be implicated. This is a really good video which explains clearly what epilepsy is, the many types of seizures and the treatment options available.