Companion for Mental Disorders

Hereditary epilepsy

Some forms of epilepsy are inherited. The risk of having a sick child in a woman with epilepsy depends on the form of the disease.  Hereditary (genetic) forms give a 7% risk of developing any form of epilepsy in offspring. At what age you can expect the onset of hereditary forms of epilepsy, we describe in the…
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Is epilepsy in children treated?

Epilepsy is a neurological pathology of a chronic nature. With her, the body is prone to convulsive seizures of various strengths.  A typical manifestation of the disease is periodic situations during which muscle cramps develop into a seizure with loss of consciousness. The child’s brain activity is normalized by pills Pronounced seizures are considered an extremely…
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Epilepsy in infants: symptoms of seizures up to a year

Epilepsy in infants can be associated with a hereditary predisposition or intrauterine developmental problems. With the right therapy, remission is possible. Etiology of the disease Epilepsy in newborns can occur for the following reasons: Heredity. According to statistics, if both parents are sick, then the child will be born with pathology in 90% of cases. If only one…
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Age and epilepsy

More often, epileptic seizures begin in childhood – from birth to 15 years. These are usually genetic forms of epilepsy. Hereditarily determined forms have a more favorable prognosis for recovery, and respond well to antiepileptic drug therapy.  There are also some forms of epilepsy that can be left untreated under certain conditions. An example is Self-limiting childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal adhesions…
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First episode of epilepsy

The first seizure of epilepsy cannot always be considered by epileptologists as the debut of epilepsy. Many different diseases lead to the development of a condition similar to the first episode of epilepsy.    Let us examine the most common options that occur at a neurologist’s appointment when patients are treated with an episode similar to epilepsy. According to statistics, a single epileptic…
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Complete remission in epilepsy

“Epilepsy remission” – this topic is still discussed by epileptologists all over the world. What is complete remission of epilepsy? Complete remission is a complete suppression of all seizures and epiativity on the EEG, in the absence of pronounced side effects from the treatment used, while maintaining a high quality of life. What time frame is sufficient to say…
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Work and epilepsy

Let’s talk about a topic that is relevant to many: work and epilepsy. People with epilepsy consider finding a job as one of the main problems.  In many countries of the world , the unemployment rate among patients with epilepsy is high and reaches 50%. The same picture is observed in Russia. Of the total number of patients registered in dispensaries, 50-60% are employed.    …
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Disability with epilepsy

This is a long article on an important socio-medical topic. Let’s discuss common questions of patients with epilepsy: will they give disability due to epilepsy; causes of disability; criteria for disability; the establishment of disability at ITU; how many disability groups; what is the disability group for epilepsy; the first group of disability; second group of disability; third group of disability; what group of disabilities are given…
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Nocturnal epilepsy or sleep epilepsy

In this article, we will find out what nocturnal epilepsy or epilepsy in a dream is, we will find out what seizures can be in a dream, what are the differences between epilepsy in a dream and sleep disturbance.Epileptic seizures in relation to the time of day can be: only night seizures, mainly night seizures,…
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Can epilepsy be cured?

This is the question every patient with epileptic seizures asks. Recent advances in medicine have made epilepsy a treatable disease.   The newest antiepileptic drugs have been created , new principles of treatment, including surgical treatment, have been developed, a special ketogenic diet has been developed, modern diagnostic methods are used , qualified specialists – epileptologists have been trained , experience in treatment taking into account the forms of epilepsy is accumulating .          These innovations in epileptology have helped…
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