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.

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Anti-epilepsy drugs found to increase risk of autism

Researchers from Norway’s Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen found that by the age of three years old, children whose mothers had taken drugs to control their epileptic seizures were four times more likely to show traits associated with autism.  These children had a six per cent risk of developing autistic traits compared to 1.5 per cent risk in those youngsters who had not been exposed to the drugs while in the womb.

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