Epilepsy

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  • Epilepsy Introduction

    Introduction Epilepsy is known as Apasmara: apa, means negation or loss of; smara, means recollection or consciousness. Epilepsy known form thousands of years but came forward past hundred years. It was known from the Babylonians and Greeks also have records of epilepsy and they represent as Sacred Disease21. In India concept of epilepsy is known from ancient Indian medicine and it was developed during the Vedic period of .In the Ayurvedic literature of Charaka Samhita epilepsy is known. Both Hippocrates and the Charaka Samhita has a thought as that epilepsy was a brain disorder 22. the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) and the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) joined in 1997 with the World Health Organization to…

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  • Theme Of Epilepsy In Othello

    Fatal Mind: A Man, His Epilepsy, and His Downfall In William Shakespeare’s Othello, it is jealousy that conquers all, while love is cast down an unfathomable abyss. Over the course of few days, once honourable Othello is broken down by trickster Iago with his wiles and Othello’s mind is overrun with anger and envy. But how could a principled man such as Othello decide to kill his beloved wife in such a short amount of time? If it is assumed that Othello is afflicted by Temporal Lobe Epilepsy…

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  • Epilepsy Vs Superstition

    Unexpected mental and physical properties such as abnormal heart beat, foaming of the mouth, eyes rolling back, abnormal movement of limbs, abnormal strength, etc.; demon possession and epilepsy have much of the similar attributes. One a scientific view and analyses of these characteristics the other a belief with more spiritual strength behind its statements of the explanation of these actions. With many of the same characteristics and massive unwavering support, behind both explanations for…

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  • Holly's Epilepsy Case Study

    Individuals with epilepsy often have difficulty finding and maintaining employment and have higher rates of unemployment. Studies show that more frequent seizures correlate with lower employment rates. Other factors that contribute to lower employment are the presence of a intellectual disability, cognitive impairments, and the impact of childhood onset seizures on school achievement. Psychosocial issues like mood disorders, lack of access to transportation, and the impact of seizures on…

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  • My Journey Living With Epilepsy

    had popped wide open, and his skin had turned blue! The terrified mother immediately reached for the phone and dialed 911 for help. As she waited for the ambulance to arrive, the distraught mother performed CPR on the child. Just as the emergency medical technicians arrived at the front door, the little boy started breathing again. I was the small child who turned blue. I had just experienced my first grand mal seizure, and this incident was the beginning of my journey living with epilepsy. I…

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  • Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Literature Review

    Introduction Temporal lobe epilepsy is the most common type of epilepsy in adults, affecting approximately 1% of the general population. It is formally classified as neuronal misfiring in the mesial temporal lobes causing spontaneous, recurring seizures. In this review, I will investigate how the use of optogenetics in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) reduces seizures and how it can help us understand the cell types and neuronal circuits that underlie seizure generation. The significance of the…

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  • Epilepsy: The Most Influential People In My Life

    Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday”. I chose to learn from my mother’s Epilepsy instead of letting her disease affect my life negatively. I chose who my first love would be and how he would alter my personality as I matured. I chose to take my experiences in life, the good and the bad, and make the best of it. The photograph I selected depicts the most influential people in my life: my mother, my boyfriend, and myself. When I look at my…

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  • Ketogenic Diet Case Study

    "Ketogenic Diet." Ketogenic Diet. Epilepsy Foundation, n.d. Web. 17 Nov. 2013. 2. Paselk, Richard. "FAT METABOLISM 2." Ch431_Lec_7Dec. N.p., 2001. Web. 17 Nov. 2013. 3. Bough, K. J. and Rho, J. M. (2007), Anticonvulsant Mechanisms of the Ketogenic Diet. Epilepsia, 48: 43–58. doi: 10.1111/j.1528-1167.2007.00915.x 4. The Journal of Neuroscience, 14 March 2012, 32(11): 3842-3847; doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.6052-11.2012 5. Mercola. "Ketogenic Diet May Be Key to Cancer Recovery." Mercola.com. N.p., 10…

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  • Seizure Response Dogs

    Seizure-Alert and Response Dogs “A service dog is a canine service animal that generally serves a single individual with a physical or mental disability” (Ensminger definitions xi). SEIZURES AND EPILEPSY “Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by repeated occurrences of seizures” (Varsavsy et al. 313). Seizures can cause a person to fall, shake, walk, or lose consciousness (Fetty 7). “The symptoms of epilepsy are very diverse and these depend on the region of the brain that is…

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  • Personal Narrative: Some Things I Remember

    ever had, but I don’t remember how it felt. I called my dad because it was so painful and I layed on the couch and passed out. I was in the hospital and my doctor told me I was now diagnosed with epilepsy. It’s hard remembering what I actually remember from the incidents, and what…

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