Epilepsy is a chronic disorder of the brain characterised by recurrent seizures.
Epilepsy affects around 70 million people globally, 80% live in developing countries. A shortage of specialists, equipment and drugs complicates effective treatment and management.
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Severe seizures in young children can be terrifying, but they can be managed.
Dravet syndrome, first identified by French psychiatrist and epileptologist Charlotte Dravet over 30 years ago, is severe pediatric epilepsy.
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Gene mutation associated with schizophrenia could have implications for other developmental disorders.
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The link between concussion and irreversible brain injury is particularly troubling, especially given the dominance of Australia’s contact sporting culture.
Hydrocephalus is the build-up of fluid pressure which compresses the brain and causes the skull to enlarge.
Much research has been focused on finding a non-invasive way to measure pressure in the brain, which is an important part of accurately diagnosing neurosurgical conditions.
Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological conditions in the world.
Saying someone has epilepsy is a little like saying they're ill. Its cause can vary from a brain tumour to an inherited genetic condition, the consequence of injury or a disorder affecting the brain.