epilepsy

NAD+: New natural treatment for epilepsy?

neurodevelopment disorders

Epilepsy treatment: New natural possibility The  mechanisms of  seizures in epilepsy are poorly understood, and no effective therapy exists for suppressing epilepsy. A study published in 2017 by Liu & colleagues, examined the ability of a natural supplement called NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) to reduce the incidence of epilepsy. NAD+ is the natural chemical found…

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Neurofeedback as a treatment for epilepsy

Neurofeedback as a treatment for epilepsy

Neurofeedback as a treatment for epilepsy Dr Shelley Hyman Sterman and Thompson have recently detailed how epilepsy can be effectively treated with neurofeedback therapy, with some patients resistant to anti seizure medication experiencing significant reductions in seizure frequency and intensity after this non-invasive treatment. Sterman, a guru of neurofeedback and an innovative researcher in this…

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Neurofeedback may improve cognitive flexibility in children with epilepsy

Neurofeedback may improve cognitive flexibility

Neurofeedback may improve cognitive flexibility in children with epilepsy Dr Shelley Hyman Neurofeedback is a non-pharmacological therapy used for the treatment and long-term management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Among children with ADHD, studies have shown neurofeedback provides a sustained effect and is effective in improving executive function. Improvements in executive function can have…

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Neurofeedback: An Effective Treatment for Uncontrolled Epilepsy

Neurofeedback treatment epilepsy Sydney

Neurofeedback: An Effective Treatment for Uncontrolled Epilepsy Dr Shelley Hyman Up to one third of individuals with epilepsy do not benefit from pharmacological treatment. Neurofeedback (NF) provides an effective alternative which may deliver relief from symptoms associated with epilepsy, particularly seizures. NF utilises operant conditioning to regulate the sensorimotor rhythms (SMR) of the brain in…

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Autism: Seizures & Social Behaviour

Autism: Seizures & Social Behaviour Dr Shelley Hyman There has been much research linking autism symptoms and seizures. Almost 30% of people with autism have seizures as well. To date, most of the research has placed greater emphasis on the effects of seizures on deficits related to learning and memory. It has been recently suggested…

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