Being introverted, anxious and having a lower income have all been identified as factors that amplify perceptions of stigmatisation due to epilepsy.
A new study has highlighted a trend towards better health-related behaviour among people diagnosed with epilepsy. Conducted by the University of Calgary, the research explored patterns of health-related behaviour, such as smoking and physical activity, in people with epilepsy in the Canadian population and examined whether these behaviours have changed between 2010 and 2011. The study included 522,722 participants, of read more
High-profile epilepsy stories and concerns about the impact of the condition on quality of life are the main reasons why people search for information on epilepsy online, according to research.
The significant impact that recurrent seizures can have on the quality of life of people with epilepsy has been demonstrated by a new study. Led by the University of Ulsan in South Korea, the research aimed to determine whether seizure recurrence has a negative impact on cognition, psychological function, and health-related quality of life over a 12-month period of monotherapy read more
A new study has indicated that epilepsy patients drive more regularly than is currently assumed.
Many patients with epilepsy may be wrongly assuming they are fit to drive due to a lack of information provided by doctors.
A new study has demonstrated the benefits of a UK self-management programme for people with poorly controlled epilepsy.
A new study has highlighted the discrepancies that often exist between objective measures and subjective perception of cognitive functioning among patients with epilepsy.
Mindfulness-based therapy can be beneficial for patients with drug-resistant epilepsy, according to a new study.
A new Australian study has highlighted a number of barriers that may often cause delays in securing medical attention and diagnoses for new-onset epilepsy.
A new US study has provided evidence of the significant clinical and economic burdens associated with breakthrough seizures.
People who experience an extended period of seizure freedom following an initial seizure are unlikely to go on to develop epilepsy, according to a new study.
New research from the US has shed light on the various demographic, clinical and psychosocial traits that can create a greater feeling of stigmatisation among epilepsy patients. The University of Florida study involved a direct survey of 182 patients at an epilepsy centre, making use of the Epilepsy Stigma Scale as an assessment tool. Results were published in the medical read more
A new US study has provided further evidence of the impact that the menstrual cycle can have on seizure patterns among women with epilepsy. The purpose of this research, led by the Harvard Neuroendocrine Unit, was to determine whether seizure frequency and cycle days with seizure occurrence vary across the menstrual cycle. A total of 100 women with intractable focal read more
A new study has shed light on some of the internal and external factors affecting the employment status of people with epilepsy.
A new study from the US has underlined the importance of helping epilepsy patients to tackle unhealthy behaviours that could be affecting their wellbeing and quality of life.
Sleeping in a prone position could increase a person’s risk of SUDEP, according to a new study.
People with epilepsy are not largely in danger of an increased risk of seizures caused by physical exercise, according to a new study from the University of Lisbon. Published in the medical journal Seizure, the paper examined retrospective and prospective population and animal-based research and determined that in many cases, exercise can actually be beneficial for epilepsy patients, helping them read more
A new Australian study has underlined the importance of ensuring epilepsy patients and their families are properly engaged and involved in decisions pertaining to the provision of care.