Companion for Mental Disorders

New genetic risks for epilepsy discovered

Scientists have discovered two completely new genes, which, as it turned out, are associated with the most severe forms of childhood epilepsy, using innovative technologies. Researchers note that the genetic research technique can be a highly effective method for making scientific discoveries in relation to such complex neurological diseases as epilepsy. According to official data…
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Epilepsy treatment

The diagnosis of “epilepsy” is made to a person after several or more seizures have occurred to him, with the preliminary exclusion of other diseases that could also cause epilepsy seizures. Epilepsy is a condition of a person in which such seizures will happen to him often enough. Epilepsy affects one child out of a thousand, under the…
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Diseases of the nervous system: causes, symptoms

One of the fundamental medical laws is: the more complex the system, the easier it is to damage it. This law is fully valid in relation to the nervous system: its organization is incredibly complex and diverse, and how complex and diverse are its diseases. Since 1998, diseases of the nervous system have occupied the third place in the…
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The main neurological syndromes

Before describing neurological syndromes , it should be clarified what this term means and how the concepts of “syndrome” and “disease” differ. Neurological diseases in their entirety are accompanied by a host of different syndromes: from subtle to the most severe and even fatal. The main task of diagnosis is to correctly identify them and, putting them in a…
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Epilepsy disease

Epilepsy is a common ailment. According to various sources, 1–5 people per 1000 population are exposed to it. The etiology of the disease is not fully understood, has a tendency to chronic course. With an unfavorable course, epilepsy can lead to epileptic dementia. The disease develops at any age, both from a few months old and in advanced years. However,…
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Scientists have developed a new way to deal with epilepsy

A group of British scientists managed to develop a new tool that can fight epilepsy. In the coming decade, people will be able to take pills for epilepsy as needed, such as pills for headaches. Currently, among the 50 million people who suffer from epilepsy, only 70% of them respond positively to antiepileptic drugs, while the rest…
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Epilepsy: causes, symptoms, treatment

Epilepsy is an incurable neurological disease that manifests itself in the form of epileptic seizures of varying severity. They are characterized by temporary dysfunctions in groups of neurons that are concentrated in the focus of epilepsy. Such a picture is observed on the electroencephalogram during seizures. Symptoms The intensity of seizures characteristic of epilepsy depends on the…
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