Epilepsy & Seizures

Epilepsy & Seizures

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder. Symptoms of a seizure can include temporary confusion, a staring spell, uncontrolled jerking of arms and legs, loss of consciousness, and sudden rapid eye movement. Seizures are a symptom of epilepsy, but not all people who have seizures have epilepsy.
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In this excerpt from "Foundational Concepts in Neuroscience: A Brain-Mind Odyssey" neuroscientist David E. Presti discusses runaway excitation and its role in epilepsy.
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Cannabinoids, particularly CBD, have taken the limelight with their dramatic life-saving effects in some cases of intractable epilepsy.
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Australian scientists recently published an open label study of Epidiolex in pediatric epilepsy.
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Warning about the dangers of drinking over 10 bottles of Epidiolex at once adds nothing useful to the discussion.
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Very high doses of CBD might interact with immunosuppressive drug used in transplant patients
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CBD is clearly a useful medicine in the treatment of some types of epilepsy, yet patients are faced with dilemmas when they must decide which product to use.
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The study also provides support for using CBD as a first-line treatment for epilepsy, rather than a last resort.
How do CBD-rich cannabis oil extracts compare with CBD isolates?
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Given the increasing prevalence of cannabis as a therapeutic, it’s important physicians and patients understand how cannabis interacts with commonly consumed pharmaceuticals.
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High dose? Low dose? CBD? THC? Optimizing your medical use of cannabis may entail some experimentation.

Science abstracts on CBD and Epilepsy & Seizures

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