Most of us have experienced the feeling that we have been in an exact moment before, that though we know this is our first time in a place or situation, there is this nagging feeling that it is strangely familiar — as if, if we could just focus a little harder, we will know what … Continue reading The science and mystery behind déjà vu
As a child, Megan Kidd remembers waking up in a daze, unsure of her surroundings. Sometimes she would find herself in another room. Other times trying to recall what she said a few moments before. “I didn’t understand what was happening, or why I would say or do weird things, then totally black out,” said … Continue reading Life uninterrupted following epilepsy surgery
Unlike my neighbors’ orange jack-o’-lanterns and black-clad witches for Halloween, the fall yard art at my home includes a lot of purple—purple pumpkins to be precise. As a mother of a now-adult son who had a seizure disorder as a child, The Purple Pumpkin Project has become near and dear to my heart. It has … Continue reading Purple Pumpkins for Epilepsy Awareness
Find Out What Symptoms To Look For And How To Get The Right Treatment Violent shaking. Convulsions. Loss of alertness. If you’ve ever experienced these symptoms, you know how scary they can be. For more than three million Americans living with epilepsy, these symptoms are always lurking around the corner. Of the major chronic medical … Continue reading What is epilepsy?
If you ask the average person what they think an epileptic seizure looks like, most will describe a type of violent, uncontrollable convulsion. While some seizures do involve convulsions, a seizure is not always the same thing as a convulsion. Sometimes, an epileptic seizure may just be “blanking out,” or staring intensely for several seconds … Continue reading National epilepsy awareness month