Epilepsy is a disorder with many possible causes. Anything that disturbs the normal pattern of neuron activity – from illness to brain damage to abnormal brain development – can lead to seizures.
The FDA has approved the first medication containing a purified substance derived from marijuana to treat rare, severe forms of epilepsy. This medicine, called Epidiolex (cannabidiol [CBD]) oral solution is approved to treat Lennox-Gastaut and Dravet syndromes.
The Epilepsy Foundation has requested that Disney Pixar posts warnings about “flashing” and “strobe” lights in the film “Incredibles 2” that may cause health problems for people with photosensitive epilepsy, migraines, or other photosensitivities.
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that more children and adults in the United States are living with epilepsy, most likely due to population growth. For the first time, information released in yesterday’s ...