Would you like to contribute to research about rolandic epilepsy? Do you have rolandic epilepsy and are aged between 5 and 18? Are you a parent or carer of a child with rolandic epilepsy? Do you want to make a difference to the rolandic epilepsy community? If so, we need your help. We are looking […]
This booklet is for you if you are a girl or a woman taking any medicine containing valproate. It contains key information about the risks of valproate in pregnancy.
This leaflet offers information on our bi-monthly clinics that we run for children and families affected by Complex Epilepsies to try and identify the genetic cause behind each condition. Currently we know of 102 genes that are involved in causing many different types of epilepsy, and if we are able to identify the genetic cause […]
Genetics is the study of genes and inheritance. It studies how parents pass on to their children different characteristics or traits. Every person inherits half of their genes from the mother and the other half from the father. Still, everyone is unique in a variety of traits, such as height, eye color, health or disease. […]
Epilepsy is not a single disease but rather a large group of disorders whose common feature is the tendency to have recurrent epileptic seizures. Epileptic seizures are events which are caused by abnormal electrical discharges in the brain. They can take many different forms, ranging from brief, blank stares to convulsions (characterised by body stiffening […]
My sister Ali suffers from a form of pediatric epilepsy that affects the language centre of the brain. She was born normal, but around age three had a series of 12 ear infections in three months. After that, Ali begun to lose her language and soon after became completely mute. For three years, my family […]
Rolandic epilepsy is the most common type of epilepsy – affecting about one-sixth of all children with epilepsy in the UK – that means over 10,000 people! So you are definitely not alone. We will use the simple term “rolandic epilepsy” (RE) throughout this book, although you will also find it labelled elsewhere as “benign […]