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This publication, by reviewing 1300 studies published on autism in 2008, represents an update on this topic. Results include possible parental influences, maternal conditions, and studies on genes and chromosomes. Possible etiological factors involve the “extreme male brain,” defects in the...
Previous studies have found that psychosocial factors have the greatest impact on health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Social support can buffer the negative impact of stressful events and chronic health conditions. To date, no population studies have examined the association between social...
Annonas are consumed as fresh fruits, but, because of their effects on the central nervous system, are also used in folk medicine. The effect on rat amygdala kindling of repeated administration of Annona diversifolia hexane (100 mg/kg IP or PO) and ethanol (100 mg/kg, PO) leaf extracts and...
How people with epilepsy (PWE) cope is an important determinant of their resilience to seizures. More adaptive ways of coping are an independent predictor of health-related quality of life. Coping styles have typically been assessed using self-report questionnaires. However, such questionnaires...
Recent developments in research on cognitive abilities in benign rolandic epilepsy of childhood with centrotemporal spikes have led to interest in the following domains: language, memory, executive, motor, and visual-constructive functions. As previous studies have investigated the cognitive...
Deficits in confrontation naming ability can occur after epilepsy surgery in the left temporal lobe. This study addresses the functional relationship between postoperative object naming and semantic and phonological speech processing in patients with epilepsy. Fifty-eight consecutive patients...
The author Margiad Evans (1909–1958), a celebrated Anglo-Welsh writer of the 1930s and 1940s, developed epilepsy in 1950, and subsequently wrote accounts of her experiences of seizures, their diagnosis, and their management. These documents are among the first patient accounts of epilepsy, and...
Objective Recent research has pointed to the possibility of a bidirectional relationship between seizure frequency in epilepsy and depressive symptoms. The study described here investigated the relationship between preoperative depressive symptomatology and postoperative seizure outcome in a...
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