Companion for Mental Disorders

New fat-based drugs can treat epilepsy

 Experts believe that a substance produced by the body when it uses fat as fuel can provide a new way to treat epilepsy. Researchers from London are conducting preliminary tests of a fatty acid treatment method. They were led to this idea by a diet prescribed to children with a form of epilepsy resistant to the…
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Convulsive seizures

Convulsive seizures develop on the basis of a strong degree of excitation of nerve cells in the brain. Typically, these nerve cells form a cluster in any area of ​​the brain. It is possible to establish the localization of the cluster using electroencephalography studies and by characteristic manifestations, for example, features of seizures, the presence or absence of…
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Severe dizziness

Severe dizziness manifests itself in the feeling that either the person himself or the objects that surround him are moving. Severe dizziness can be a manifestation of a huge number of diseases, both non-dangerous and pose a threat to human life. Medicine knows more than eighty reasons for the development of severe dizziness. In about twenty percent of…
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Spasms

Spasmodic seizures develop on the basis of a strong degree of excitation of nerve cells in the brain. Typically, these nerve cells form a cluster in any area of ​​the brain. It is possible to establish the localization of the cluster using electroencephalography studies and by characteristic manifestations, for example, features of spasms, the presence or absence of…
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Frequent dizziness

Frequent dizziness can be compared with a sensation when a person thinks that he is either moving himself or all the objects around him. Frequent dizziness is not an independent disease, but serves as a symptom of a huge number of pathologies. In modern medicine, there are more than eighty reasons why frequent dizziness may occur. In one…
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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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