Hope you’ll enjoy this mix of epilepsy-related news and comment.

We’ll try to keep you right up-to-date with the latest medication and treatment ideas, along with our thoughts on some of the bigger issues. When we get the latest news on Electricity – the book, the sequel and the film – we’ll post it here too.

Just one thing – if you have a comment or a question, or some thoughts of your own, please let us know. We’d love to hear from you…

Premature Deaths

As reported in the Daily Telegraph, a Swedish study, tracked 69,995 people with epilepsy born in Sweden between 1954 and 2009 over a 41 year period, and found that suicides and accidents accounted for almost 16% of all deaths in people with epilepsy.  Of these, three-quarters had also been diagnosed with a mental health condition such as depression. Suicides and accidents were the most common death not linked to the underlying condition.

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