Category Archives: Epilepsy

SURGICAL APPROACHES TO EPILEPSY: SURGERY FOR PARTIAL (FOCAL) SEIZURES – NEW NONINVASIVE RESEARCH APPROACHES TO LOCALIZATION

Positron emission tomography (PETscanning). Recent technical developments (CT, MRI, grids) have dramatically altered our ability to identify the source of certain children’s seizures. Even newer techniques are beginning to improve our ability to study the pathophysiology (the chemical abnormalities) of … Continue reading

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EPILEPSY AS A PSYCHO-SOCIAL DISEASE: “HOW DO YOU HELP TEENAGERS COPE?” “HOW DO YOU RESPOND THEN?”

“I just say, ‘Hey, you’ve got to pay the piper. You know the rules and what you can do. It’s your choice.’ Teenagers want to be in control. Like all other children and adolescents, there is a need to test … Continue reading

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