Companion for Mental Disorders

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…
Read more

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.    …
Read more

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…
Read more

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,…
Read more

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…
Read more

Epilepsy treatment by surgeons

Surgical treatment takes place through operations on the brain. The operation is prescribed only in cases where epileptic seizures are diagnosed only in certain areas of the brain, during the operation on which the patient’s vital activity will not be disturbed. Surgical treatment is prescribed for up to 20% of patients with epilepsy. The main task in…
Read more

Frequently asked questions in pregnancy during epilepsy

Is pregnancy safe for women with epilepsy? Yes, it’s safe! With proper care, over 90% of women give birth to healthy babies. Although there is a 25% risk of recurrence of seizures during pregnancy. It is important to control seizures and anti-epilepsy medications. they can affect the fetus. Does epilepsy affect getting pregnant? Maybe. Epilepsy can increase the risk of…
Read more

What can and cannot be eaten with epilepsy?

Eco-friendly products are rare. Store shelves are full of a variety of products, but it is very difficult to choose natural products that do not contain food additives. There are foods that have a positive effect on the human condition, and some of them provoke various diseases. It’s no secret that there is food that kills. But the…
Read more

What should not be done with epilepsy?

Each patient asks the question – what should not be done with epilepsy? In this article, we will analyze those cases that can provoke epilepsy.   It is not recommended to immediately go to bed in the afternoon after a meal and in general it is better to refrain from naps. Celery and parsley are the causative agents…
Read more

Epilepsy during sleep. Causes and symptoms of nocturnal epilepsy

Epilepsy is a chronic disease manifested by convulsive seizures, vomiting, loss of consciousness and other equally dangerous symptoms. It is considered a neurological disease and is treated by neurologists. Attacks occur both during the day and at night. But when they disturb a person only during sleep, then the disease is called “nocturnal epilepsy”.  Epileptic syndrome most often…
Read more