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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199920/family-burden-child-disability-and-the-adjustment-of-mothers-caring-for-children-with-epilepsy-role-of-social-support-and-coping
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Jeffrey M Carlson, Paul A Miller
PURPOSE: This study was designed to contribute to the existing research on the coping behaviors, social support, and mental health outcomes in parents of children with epilepsy in the United States. METHODS: Participants included 152, predominantly Caucasian (89.5%), married (78.9%) women (95.4%). Via a web-based interface, mothers completed questionnaires assessing the impact of their child's disability on their family (i.e., severity of their child's disability, family burden, and personal stress), social resources (i...
February 12, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188045/treatment-issues-for-children-with-epilepsy-transitioning-to-adult-care
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REVIEW
Rima Nabbout, Carol S Camfield, Danielle M Andrade, Alexis Arzimanoglou, Catherine Chiron, Joyce A Cramer, Jacqueline A French, Eric Kossoff, Marco Mula, Peter R Camfield
This is the third of three papers that summarize the second symposium on Transition in Epilepsies held in Paris in June 2016. This paper focuses on treatment issues that arise during the course of childhood epilepsy and make the process of transition to adult care more complicated. Some AEDs used during childhood, such as stiripentol, vigabatrin, and cannabidiol, are unfamiliar to adult epilepsy specialists. In addition, new drugs are being developed for treatment of specific childhood onset epilepsy syndromes and have no indication yet for adults...
February 7, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178434/fever-phobia-as-a-reason-for-pediatric-emergency-department-visits-does-the-primary-care-physician-make-a-difference
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Erella Elkon-Tamir, Ayelet Rimon, Dennis Scolnik, Miguel Glatstein
BACKGROUND: Fever is a source of considerable parental anxiety. Numerous studies have also confirmed similar anxiety among health care workers. This study analyzed caregiver knowledge of fever, and beliefs concerning children with a febrile illness, with an emphasis on the referring physician. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of 100 caregivers of children 3 months to 12 years old, treated at an urban tertiary care pediatric emergency department for fever...
January 30, 2017: Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173780/protocol-for-the-encode-trial-evaluating-a-novel-online-depression-intervention-for-persons-with-epilepsy
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Björn Meyer, Mario Weiss, Martin Holtkamp, Stephan Arnold, Katja Brückner, Johanna Schröder, Franziska Scheibe, Yvonne Nestoriuc
BACKGROUND: Depression is common among persons with epilepsy (PwE), affecting roughly one in three individuals, and its presence is associated with personal suffering, impaired quality of life, and worse prognosis. Despite the availability of effective treatments, depression is often overlooked and treated inadequately in PwE, in part because of assumed concerns over drug interactions or proconvulsant effects of antidepressants. Internet-administered psychological interventions might complement antidepressant medication or psychotherapy, and preliminary evidence suggests that they can be effective...
February 7, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160687/social-attention-in-children-with-epilepsy
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Judith Lunn, Tim Donovan, Damien Litchfield, Charlie Lewis, Robert Davies, Trevor Crawford
Children with epilepsy may be vulnerable to impaired social attention given the increased risk of neurobehavioural comorbidities. Social attentional orienting and the potential modulatory role of attentional control on the perceptual processing of gaze and emotion cues have not been examined in childhood onset epilepsies. Social attention mechanisms were investigated in patients with epilepsy (n=25) aged 8-18years old and performance compared to healthy controls (n=30). Dynamic gaze and emotion facial stimuli were integrated into an antisaccade eye-tracking paradigm...
February 1, 2017: Brain and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157749/arterial-ischemic-stroke-in-children-and-young-adults
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Warren D Lo, Riten Kumar
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article reviews risk factors, recurrence risk, evaluation, management, and outcomes of arterial ischemic stroke in children and young adults. RECENT FINDINGS: The risk for recurrence and mortality appear to be low for neonatal and childhood stroke. Most children have relatively mild deficits, but those who have greater neurologic deficits, poststroke epilepsy, or strokes early in life are at risk for lower overall cognitive function. Stroke recurrence and long-term mortality after stroke in young adults are greater than originally thought...
February 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157720/depression-in-epilepsy
#7
Marco Mula
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review some aspects of the relationship between epilepsy and depression that have recently received increasing attention and may become major research topics in the near future. RECENT FINDINGS: Epidemiological studies show that depression and suicide are, in some cases, premorbid symptoms preceding the onset of the epilepsy. Suicide is also three times more frequent in epilepsy than in the general population. Reliable screening instruments for depression and suicidality in patients with epilepsy are now available but data from real life clinical settings are needed to develop shared clinical pathways between neurology and psychiatry...
February 2, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142130/the-relationship-of-seizure-focus-with-depression-anxiety-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-children-and-adolescents-with-epilepsy
#8
William A Schraegle, Jeffrey B Titus
For youth with epilepsy, comorbid psychiatric conditions, such as depression and anxiety, require further examination as they carry increased risk for reduced health-related quality of life (HRQOL). The current study assessed whether rates of depression, anxiety, and withdrawal behaviors differed based on seizure location. Data included parental ratings on the Behavior Assessment System for Children (BASC-2) and the Quality of Life in Childhood Epilepsy (QOLCE) questionnaire for 132 children and adolescents (mean age=11...
January 28, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142129/effects-of-surgical-side-and-site-on-psychological-symptoms-following-epilepsy-surgery-in-adults
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Brigid E Prayson, Darlene P Floden, Lisa Ferguson, Kevin H Kim, Lara Jehi, Robyn M Busch
This retrospective study examined the potential role of side and site of surgery in psychological symptom change after epilepsy surgery and determined the base rate of psychological change at the individual level. Two-hundred twenty-eight adults completed the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) before and after temporal (TLR; n=190) or frontal lobe resection (FLR; n=38). Repeated measures ANOVAs with bootstrapping examined differences in psychological outcome as a function of surgical site separately in patients who underwent left- versus right-sided resections...
January 27, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135595/genetic-background-contributes-to-the-co-morbidity-of-anxiety-and-depression-with-audiogenic-seizure-propensity-and-responses-to-fluoxetine-treatment
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Karine Yu Sarkisova, Irina B Fedotova, Natalia M Surina, Georgy M Nikolaev, Olga V Perepelkina, Zoya A Kostina, Inga I Poletaeva
BACKGROUND: Anxiety and depression are the most frequent comorbidities of different types of convulsive and non-convulsive epilepsies. Increased anxiety and depression-like phenotype have been described in the genetic absence epilepsy models as well as in models of limbic epilepsy and acquired seizure models, suggesting a neurobiological connection. However, whether anxiety and/or depression are comorbid to audiogenic epilepsy remains unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate whether anxiety or depression-like behavior can be found in rat strains with different susceptibility to audiogenic seizures (AS) and whether chronic fluoxetine treatment affects this co-morbidity...
January 26, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115172/protective-effects-of-gabapentin-against-the-seizure-susceptibility-and-comorbid-behavioral-abnormalities-in-the-early-socially-isolated-mice
#11
Shayan Amiri, Arya Haj-Mirzaian, Hossein Amini-Khoei, Ali Razmi, Armin Shirzadian, Maryam Rahimi-Balaei, Carl O Olson, Arman Mohsenzadeh, Mojgan Rastegar, Mohammad-Reza Zarrindast, Mahmoud Ghazi-Khansari
Adolescence is a pivotal period of brain development during lifespan, which is sensitive to stress exposure. Early social isolation stress (SIS) is known to provoke a variety of psychiatric comorbidities as well as seizure risk. Psychiatric comorbidities present challenging dilemmas for treatment and management in people with seizure disorders. In this study, we aimed to investigate whether gabapentin (GBP) as an anti-epileptic drug is able to alleviate the seizure activity as well as comorbid behavioral abnormalities in socially isolated mice...
January 21, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089368/the-transition-from-pediatric-to-adult-care-for-youth-with-epilepsy-basic-biological-sociological-and-psychological-issues
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REVIEW
Peter Camfield, Carol Camfield, Kanetee Busiah, David Cohen, Alison Pack, Rima Nabbout
Transition from pediatric to adult health care for adolescents with epilepsy is challenging for the patient, family, and health care workers. This paper is the first of three that summarize the main findings from the 2nd Symposium on Transition in Epilepsies, held in Paris from June 14-25, 2016. In this paper we describe five basic themes that have an important effect on transition. First, there are important brain changes in adolescence that leave an imbalance between risk taking and pleasure seeking behaviors and frontal executive function compared with adults...
January 12, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088683/effects-of-protease-activated-receptor-1-inhibition-on-anxiety-and-fear-following-status-epilepticus
#13
Mihail Fedoriuk, Dmytro Isaev, Oleg Krishtal, Gregory L Holmes, Elena Isaeva
Protease-activated receptor 1 (PAR1) is an important contributor to the pathogenesis of a variety of brain disorders associated with a risk of epilepsy development. Using the lithium-pilocarpine model of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), we recently showed that inhibition of this receptor during the first ten days after pilocarpine-induced status epilepticus (SE) results in substantial anti-epileptogenic and neuroprotective effects. As PAR1 is expressed in the central nervous system regions of importance for processing emotional reactions, including amygdala and hippocampus, and TLE is frequently associated with a chronic alteration of the functions of these regions, we tested the hypothesis that PAR1 inhibition could modulate emotionally driven behavioral responses of rats experiencing SE...
January 12, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088680/the-influence-of-patient-caregiver-and-family-factors-on-symptoms-of-anxiety-and-depression-in-children-and-adolescents-with-intractable-epilepsy
#14
Klajdi Puka, Elysa Widjaja, Mary Lou Smith
OBJECTIVE: The objective was to evaluate the association of caregiver and family factors with symptoms of anxiety and depression in children and adolescents with medically refractory localization-related epilepsy (i.e., failed at least two epilepsy medications). METHOD: Forty-four children (ages 6-11years) and 65 adolescents (ages 12-18years) and their parents participated in this multicentered, observational, cross-sectional study. Univariable and multivariable linear regressions were used to evaluate the influence of multiple patient, caregiver, and family characteristics on self-reported symptoms of anxiety and depression in the children and adolescents...
January 12, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088048/disclosure-management-behaviors-in-korean-adults-with-well-controlled-epilepsy-their-relation-to-perception-of-stigma
#15
Sang-Ahm Lee, Byung-In Lee
PURPOSE: In spite of the fact that epilepsy is a concealable stigmatized identity, there is little evidence pertaining to disclosure management in adults living with epilepsy. We determined the factors contributing to disclosure management strategies in adults living with well-controlled epilepsy. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional multicenter study. Korean adults whose seizures had remitted for at least one year participated in this study. Using statistical analyses, we determined whether disclosure management behaviors measured using the Disclosure Management Scale (DMS) were related to demographic, clinical, and psychosocial variables...
January 11, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073790/clemizole-and-modulators-of-serotonin-signalling-suppress-seizures-in-dravet-syndrome
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Aliesha Griffin, Kyla R Hamling, Kelly Knupp, SoonGweon Hong, Luke P Lee, Scott C Baraban
Dravet syndrome is a catastrophic childhood epilepsy with early-onset seizures, delayed language and motor development, sleep disturbances, anxiety-like behaviour, severe cognitive deficit and an increased risk of fatality. It is primarily caused by de novo mutations of the SCN1A gene encoding a neuronal voltage-activated sodium channel. Zebrafish with a mutation in the SCN1A homologue recapitulate spontaneous seizure activity and mimic the convulsive behavioural movements observed in Dravet syndrome. Here, we show that phenotypic screening of drug libraries in zebrafish scn1 mutants rapidly and successfully identifies new therapeutics...
January 10, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067423/current-standards-of-neuropsychological-assessment-in-epilepsy-surgery-centers-across-europe
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Viola Lara Vogt, Marja Äikiä, Antonio Del Barrio, Paul Boon, Csaba Borbély, Ema Bran, Kees Braun, Evelien Carette, Maria Clark, Judith Helen Cross, Petia Dimova, Daniel Fabo, Nikolaos Foroglou, Stefano Francione, Anna Gersamia, Antonio Gil-Nagel, Alla Guekht, Sue Harrison, Hrvoje Hecimovic, Einar Heminghyt, Edouard Hirsch, Alena Javurkova, Reetta Kälviäinen, Nicole Kavan, Anna Kelemen, Vasilios K Kimiskidis, Margarita Kirschner, Catherine Kleitz, Teia Kobulashvili, Mary H Kosmidis, Selin Yagci Kurtish, Mathieu Lesourd, Sofia Ljunggren, Morten Ingvar Lossius, Kristina Malmgren, Ruta Mameniskiené, Patricia Martin-Sanfilippo, Petr Marusic, Marijke Miatton, Çiğdem Özkara, Federica Pelle, Guido Rubboli, Sarah Rudebeck, Philippe Ryvlin, Monique van Schooneveld, Elisabeth Schmid, Pia-Magdalena Schmidt, Margitta Seeck, Bernhard J Steinhoff, Sara Shavel-Jessop, Oana Tarta-Arsene, Eugen Trinka, Gerd Viggedal, Anne-Sophie Wendling, Juri-Alexander Witt, Christoph Helmstaedter
We explored the current practice with respect to the neuropsychological assessment of surgical epilepsy patients in European epilepsy centers, with the aim of harmonizing and establishing common standards. Twenty-six epilepsy centers and members of "E-PILEPSY" (a European pilot network of reference centers in refractory epilepsy and epilepsy surgery), were asked to report the status of neuropsychological assessment in adults and children via two different surveys. There was a consensus among these centers regarding the role of neuropsychology in the presurgical workup...
January 9, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064331/severe-intermittent-anxiety-attacks-a-diagnosis-challenge-in-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
#18
Abdulaziz T Alshomrani, Radwan M Zaidan, Yosef T Abdulmalik, Nader M Alrahili
Psychiatric symptoms are frequently reported with epilepsy. Anxiety symptoms are the most common psychiatric expressions of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Longer duration of the epileptic manifestation can be mistaken for psychiatric diseases, particularly when psychiatric symptoms are the only manifestations of the disorder. Here we introduce a case of a 27-year-old Saudi man presented to our clinic with a history of sudden and severe anxiety attacks over the prior 2 years, each lasting for 2-3 days. The attacks recurred monthly without clear triggers, and he recovered his normal clinical state between them...
January 2017: Neurosciences: the Official Journal of the Pan Arab Union of Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064112/ultra-short-screening-instruments-for-major-depressive-episode-and-generalized-anxiety-disorder-in-epilepsy-the-nddie-2-and-the-gad-si
#19
Jean-Arthur Micoulaud-Franchi, Fabrice Bartolomei, Aileen McGonigal
BACKGROUND: Systematic screening is recommended for major depressive episode (MDE) with the Neurological Disorders Depression Inventory for Epilepsy NDDI-E, 6 items and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) with the GAD 7 items in patients with epilepsy (PWE). Shorter versions of the NDDI-E and the GAD-7 could facilitate increased screening by busy clinicians and be more accessible to patients with mild cognitive and/or language impairments. METHODS: The effectiveness of ultra-short versions of the NDDI-E (2 items) and the GAD-7 (the GAD-2, 2 items, and the GAD-SI with a single item) in comparison with the original versions were statistically tested using ROC analysis...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063791/stress-as-a-seizure-precipitant-identification-associated-factors-and-treatment-options
#20
Heather R McKee, Michael D Privitera
Stress is a common and important seizure precipitant reported by epilepsy patients. Studies to date have used different methodologies to identify relationships between epilepsy and stress. Several studies have identified anxiety, depression, and childhood trauma as being more common in patients with epilepsy who report stress as a seizure precipitant compared to patients with epilepsy who did not identify stress as a seizure precipitant. In one survey study it was found that a majority of patients with stress-triggered seizures had used some type of stress reduction method on their own and, of those who tried this, an even larger majority felt that these methods improved their seizures...
December 20, 2016: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
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