The Latest Epilepsy Journal Articles

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Scroll down for the latest epilepsy research articles from the leading neurology medical journals.

Epilepsy is a neurological condition that affects the brain and causes seizures, which are bursts of electrical activity in the brain that temporarily disrupt it’s normal function.

Epilepsy can develop at any age, but is more common in childhood and in adults 60+. Epilepsy if often a lifelong condition, but can get slowly better over time and with the right treatment.

Certain medical conditions such as stroke or brain tumour can induce epilepsy as well as head injury and substance misuse.

Symptoms of epilepsy can include uncontrollable jerking and shaking, losing awareness and seeming distant, becoming stiff, unusual smells or tastes, tingling in the arms or legs and collapsing.

The different classifications of seizure include:

  • Absences
  • Atonic seizures
  • Clonic seizures
  • Complex partial (focal) seizures
  • Myoclonic seizures
  • Simple partial (focal) seizures or ‘auras’ 
  • Tonic seizures
  • Tonic-clonic seizures

Common medications used to treat epilepsy include Carbamazepine, Gabapentin, Lamotrigine, Oxcarbazepine, Phenobarbital, Phenytoin, Topiramate and Valproic acid.

Epilepsy is usually treated by a neurologist, and neurologists who specialise in epilepsy are sometimes referred to as as an epileptologist.

Below are the latest epilepsy research articles from some of the leading neurology medical journals, including The Journal of Neurology, The Lancet Neurology and The Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.

The Latest Epilepsy Journal Articles