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Night Light - Epilepsy Information
Sarah J. Blake offers general observations about antiepileptic medications based on much reading and interaction with many people over the years, suggestions about video EEG testing based on her own experience after two rounds, tips on advocacy and seizure triggers, and a special section devoted to nonepileptic seizures.
A thorough assembly of links to online and offline help in living with epilepsy.
This links to the epilepsy page of HealthlinkUSA. (HealthlinkUSA Talk Health Forum is a place where one can discuss specific health questions and exchange information with others.)
A comprehensive collection of information and resources.
This Canadian website has a strong list of helpful online and offline help, offered both in English and Français.
Frequently Asked Questions on the topic of epilepsy.
A helpful guide to understanding epilepsy. This page also delineates some expert consensus guidelines for epilepsy treatments and contains several links to further information and resources..
More Information about epilepsy and seizures, including a booklist and links.
A labor of love – For years, Alex Shaver's family has shared details of his growing up with and learning to live with epilepsy. Alex is now a young man, who is non-verbal, and his parents continue to share his story.
Biofeedback Trains Mind, Body to Make Changes
An interesting article at Web MD. "Migraines, ADHD, high blood pressure, epilepsy, and incontinence can all benefit from the technique of biofeedback. Part 1 of a 4-part series on alternative medicine..."
Complementary Modalities: This article, published on the EEG info website, discusses neurofeedback and alternatives to neurofeedback. It says. "Neurofeedback doesn't just happen to work. It works; and when it doesn't, there must be a good reason. The failure of neurofeedback when success is expected serves for us as a significant data point to be pursued further." The article goes on to cover reasons why neurofeedback fails if it does; times when neurofeedback is not enough; and neurofeedback alternatives.
The Mozart Effect
is a phenomenal music healing resource, very well known in the field of music therapy. At this link you can purchase the classic three-volume collection of music, and experience the Mozart Effect for yourself.
While it's true that scientists debate the effects of Mozart and other classical music on the brain, the body of empircal experiences reported by listeners also speaks for itself. Many attribute their direct experience of results such as enhanced function, relaxation, mental and emotional well being, and increased creativity to this kind of music.
Here's a link to an interesting article that explores some of the scientific debate on the Mozart Effect, and also concludes that in some cases of epilepsy, at least, the beneficial effects are measurable and very real. Article: The Mozart Effect