Companion for Mental Disorders

Diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy

Epilepsy is a chronic brain disease characterized by uncontrolled seizures. They arise as a result of a pathologically enhanced impulse in the cerebral cortex. The disease is characterized by an undulating course – after an attack, a period of remission begins. Clinical manifestations of the disease depend on the localization of the focus, the severity…
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Causes of development and provoking factors of epilepsy

Epilepsy is a serious chronic disease characterized by uncontrolled spontaneous seizures of various types. The disease may be congenital or acquired. The first epileptic seizures can occur at any age, their development is due to many reasons: from genetic predisposition to previous neuroinfections and traumatic brain injuries. Certain provoking factors are known, the presence of…
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How to provide first aid for epilepsy

Epilepsy (falling illness) is a fairly common pathology of the nervous system, the main manifestation of which is an epileptic seizure. An epileptic attack is quite frightening, characterized by loss of consciousness, onset of convulsions and, in some isolated cases, foaming at the mouth. Sometimes it can take on a reddish tint. To provide first…
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Epilepsy classification

Epilepsy is a severe chronic disease characterized by recurrent, spontaneous seizures. The disease can be traumatic in nature (occurs as a result of injuries) or diencephalic (appears as a result of damage to the diencephalic structure of the brain). In modern neurology, there are a large number of qualifications of epilepsy, which are based on…
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Non-terrible epilepsy. What do you need to know?

Epilepsy is one of the most common diseases of the nervous system. Therefore, faced with an illness, patients ask themselves the question – is it possible to recover from epilepsy forever? Unfortunately, this disease is incurable. But up to 65% of patients can live with little to no seizures or other clinical symptoms, provided they…
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Epilepsy – what you need to know

What do we know about epilepsy? How to help a child with epilepsy, what is possible and what is not possible with an illness, about existing treatment options. Epilepsy is one of the most common chronic neurological diseases in humans, manifested in the predisposition of the body to the sudden onset of convulsive seizures. The…
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Headache treatment

Chronic headaches are dangerous for a person, even if the cause of their occurrence is not associated with any serious pathology. According to experts, prolonged pain irritation causes overexcitation of brain neurons, which subsequently leads to their death and gray matter atrophy (a decrease in its volume and a decrease in brain functions). This is…
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Myths about epilepsy

At the present time, there is still a common, but devoid of scientific basis, myth that epilepsy is an incurable disease. According to world statistics, the use of modern antiepileptic drugs helps to reduce the likelihood of seizures in 65% of patients! Thus, adequate therapy, selected by a competent doctor, and strict implementation of recommendations…
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Head injury in a child

The child grows and seeks to know the world. Childhood is the most dangerous period for a child. It is not uncommon for children to get head injuries. A head injury is an injury to the head or skull. Traumatic brain injury ranks first in frequency of occurrence. It makes up 30–40% of the total…
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Strange child behavior

Strange behavior of the child may indicate a child’s neurosis. Neurosis is a disorder of the nervous system. It is accompanied by mood swings, increased anxiety, and somatic symptoms.Neurosis occurs as a result of internal conflicts. Neurotic disorders can form in early childhood and are stopped, unsatisfied with basic needs. For example, a child screams furiously when he…
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