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Children with epilepsy at school can experience difficulties with inclusion in education. They may be excluded from activities that are mistakenly considered...

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A number of studies have shown that children with epilepsy have problems with learning and behaviour which may interfere with their...

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A high proportion of children with epilepsy under 12 months of age currently remain without a specific diagnosis. Our goal is...

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Rasmussen Encephalitis is a rare progressive inflammatory disorder of one side of the brain which leads to seizures, cognitive decline and...

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We do not know in most cases why people have epilepsy, or why people respond to drugs as they do. We...

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A high proportion of children with epilepsy experience problems with learning and memory, impacting on their development and academic achievement. However...

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The incidence of epilepsy is greatest in the first two years of life. Early control of seizures is associated with better...

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Surgery in childhood can dramatically improve the lives of those with epilepsy by stopping seizures and limiting disability caused by disrupted...

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The ketogenic diet is a high fat, low carbohydrate diet that has been used for almost 100 years in the treatment...

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The ketogenic diet has only recently been shown to definitely be effective where drugs have failed, with the first randomised controlled...

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Chronic paediatric diseases, including epilepsy, have been strongly associated with increased stress levels in parents and carers, which have in turn...

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Dravet Syndrome is an early onset epilepsy characterised by multiple  seizure types, including recurrent status epilepticus, often aggravated by fever and/or...

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This project has been set up by the Darzi Fellowship, which is a collaboration between Young Epilepsy, UCL/ICH, UCL Partners and...

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