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ScienceDaily: Epilepsy News



New guideline advises when to treat a first seizure

Posted: 20 Apr 2015 03:25 PM PDT

A new guideline found that administering an antiepileptic medication immediately after a first seizure reduces the risk of having another seizure within two years.

Autism-epilepsy connection explored in four studies

Posted: 20 Apr 2015 07:08 AM PDT

Epilepsy affects nearly 30 percent of all people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a neurobehavioral condition marked by impaired social and language development. Conversely, many patients with epilepsy display ASD-like behavior. Recent studies suggest that epileptic seizures impair the neural pathways needed for socialization, but the details of this process remain unclear.

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