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'Epilepsy & Behavior'


'Epilepsy & Behavior'

Epilepsy & Behavior, a professional medical journal, presents original peer-reviewed reports and reviews that pertain to the behavioral aspects of epilepsy. The Epilepsy Foundation and Epilepsy & Behavior have partnered to provide these articles.

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Introducing Article Summaries with Dr. Autumn Klein
We are pleased to welcome Autumn Klein, MD, who will be authoring exclusive special summaries and comments on select articles from Epilepsy and Behavior. Dr. Klein is a neurologist at Newton Wellesley Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Massachusetts and has been an instructor in neurology at Harvard Medical School. She has a passion for teaching and for epilepsy research. We look forward to her participation and welcome your feedback to her summaries and comments.

About the Epilepsy Foundation and Elsevier Partnership
Epilepsy Foundation President and CEO, Eric R. Hargis, said, "Families affected by epilepsy are in great need of information to comprehend and cope with the onslaught of issues that come with the condition. The Foundation's website is among the most authoritative and highly trafficked Internet sites for epilepsy and serves as an excellent channel for getting this new information directly to affected families as soon as the scientific reports are published."

According to Steven C. Schachter, MD, the journal's editor-in-chief and member of the Epilepsy Foundation Board of Directors, "Epilepsy & Behavior publishes state-of-the-art research that really matters to the lives of people with epilepsy and their families. Bringing this information directly to people affected by seizures and the behavioral and cognitive issues associated with epilepsy will have a tremendous impact on improving their lives."

Discussion Forum

ARTICLE: The impact of marriage and social support on persons with active epilepsy

Started by Ken Apr 26, 2011. 0 Replies

Read the Article ABSTRACT: Persons with epilepsy (PWE) are more likely to report never being…Continue

Tags: Behavioral, life, of, risk, factor

ARTICLE: Localizing and lateralizing features of auras and seizures

Started by Ken Apr 26, 2011. 0 Replies

Read the ArticleABSTRACT: The symptomatology of auras and seizures is a reflection of activation of…Continue

ARTICLE: Group cognitive-behavioral therapy for patients with epilepsy and comorbid depression and anxiety

Started by Ken. Last reply by Jessie yauch Nov 20, 2012. 4 Replies

Read the articleABSTRACT: Clinical Practice Guidelines for depression and anxiety recommend…Continue

Tags: Depression, Anxiety, Epilepsy, Group, therapy

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Comment by Pam Sullens on March 22, 2014 at 9:40pm


There is a supportive group on this forum. "Christians With Epilepsy."

I hope you can get support from it and maybe gain some good prayer warriors as well.

Feel free to just browse my page-love to hear from you and I am praying that you remain seizure free.



Comment by JOIE MARIE DISOMMA on March 21, 2014 at 10:52pm

My name is Joie and have been struggling with my epilepsy since childhood. This morning at 3 am I had a seizure in my sleep and awoke with a migraine. I missed in total 4 days of classes my wish is to find someone who can give me advice and to help me keep pushing forward because now I feel like I am drowning in deep. 

Comment by Tammi Zavardino on October 28, 2013 at 3:06pm

Robert his behavioral problems are because he is frustrated be patient and talk to his doctor about this who will probably put him on an antidepressant which will also help the seizures and get him interested in some activities I know it really helped me deal with the situation much better.

Comment by Jodi on October 26, 2013 at 10:53pm
Comment by Robert William on July 29, 2013 at 5:32pm

Hello - I was wondering if anyone here can relate to this:

 My son Robert has grand-mal seizures & currently has a

 VNS implant. It has come to my attention that ever since he

  he has had epilepsy, he has had behavior problems as well.

  He has trouble in accepting different things that

  come with us in the "real world".  I would like to know how

  other parents are dealing with this situation.

Comment by Tammi Zavardino on April 29, 2013 at 1:11am

Well luckily it wont last forever just part of the process that we go through some much worse than others but never give up.

Comment by lee on April 28, 2013 at 10:26am
Count me in-amazing.When I asked ,the answer was that there is no relationship-now there are lots of studies to show we are correct.Brings back old memories.take care.
Comment by Pat Bruce on April 27, 2013 at 12:34am

Tammi, thanks for sending an answer back my way. I know there's nothing we can do for now. I keep thinking that there must be a way to retrain ur brain. I know that sounds goofy, but what if?  Atleast he's listening. My last neuro said it was not possible to have signs like PMS . "You can't predict a seizure days before it happens!" He was wrong and  I am so glad I found a better doctor. Maybe  the future.

Comment by Tammi Zavardino on April 26, 2013 at 12:46pm

Pat I have noticed the same thing since I am now going through that myself I asked my doctor about it but she said that would have no effect on it but I have noticed some changes and since I don't get regular monthly periods anymore when I do than I notice more seizure activity. I think it has something to do with the changes were going through and there is nothing you can do but stay as calm as possible and it will end some of the problems. I wish you the best

Comment by Pat Bruce on April 25, 2013 at 11:51pm

I  went to see my neuro today. I repeated to him that my seizures seem to run the course of menst. cycle even though I post menopausal. I even have symptoms like PMS...then seizure time...then it calms down till next month. Not anything new except he said that I was his 3rd female ent to say that today. Said I wish I could retrain my , but how?


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