A Resource for Parents

What You Should Know About Mental Health in Youth With Epilepsy

The purpose of this tool kit from the Cleveland Clinic is to help parents understand some of the mental health issues that youth with epilepsy can face at some point in their lives.

  • Section I: Children
  • Section II: Epilepsy and Mental Health
  • Section III: Treatment/Intervention for Children With Epilepsy and Mental Health Issues
  • Section IV: Medical Home and Resources

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NIH awards initial $46 million for BRAIN Initiative research

Projects lay the groundwork for visualizing the brain in action

The National Institutes of Health announced today its first wave of investments totaling $46 million in fiscal year 14 funds to support the goals of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative. More than 100 investigators in 15 states and several countries will work to develop new tools and technologies to understand neural circuit function and capture a dynamic view of the brain in action. These new tools and this deeper understanding will ultimately catalyze new treatments and cures for devastating brain disorders and diseases that are estimated by the World Health Organization to affect more than one billion people worldwide.

“The human brain is the most complicated biological structure in the known universe. We’ve only just scratched the surface in understanding how it works — or, unfortunately, doesn’t quite work when disorders and disease occur,” said NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. “There’s a big gap between what we want to do in brain research and the technologies available to make exploration possible. These initial awards are part of a 12-year scientific plan focused on developing the tools and technologies needed to make the next leap in understanding the brain. This is just the beginning of an ambitious journey and we’re excited about the possibilities.”

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FASD Conference 2014

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