August 8, 2018

CURE Update: Opportunities to Learn More About Epilepsy

CURE has expanded opportunities for you to learn about epilepsy and the latest epilepsy research.

In September, the next stop for CURE’s Day of Science is Los Angeles, giving those impacted by epilepsy and their families the chance to get their questions answered by local physicians in an encouraging environment. You can read more about Day of Science events in this update.

In addition, our free online webinar series continues to explore research and clinical insights, with this month’s webinar focusing on Anxiety and Depression Associated with Epilepsy. The webinar discusses how these conditions impact the daily lives of people with epilepsy, including how anxiety and depression can negatively affect their current medications. The presentation also offers strategies for better coping with stress.

Also in this update…

  • CURE Champion Spotlight: Dr. Julie Thompson-Dobkin Brings Artists Together to Fight Stigma and Raise Funds for Research
  • Support Epilepsy Research Every Month by Becoming a Monthly Donor
  • Save the Date: 20th Annual Chicago Benefit on October 15, 2018
  • Next CURE Events

I hope you’re having a great summer,
Laura S. Lubbers, PhD

Free Webinar on Anxiety and Depression Associated with Epilepsy

If you or a loved one struggle with epilepsy as well as a mood disorder, we invite you to join an online, educational webinar about Anxiety and Depression Associated with Epilepsy on Tuesday, August 14 at 12:00PM CT.

Dr. Andres M. Kanner, a leading expert on epilepsy and psychiatric disorders, discusses how anxiety and depression in people with epilepsy negatively impacts quality of life, reduces tolerance of antiepileptic medications, and increases the risk of suicidal ideation and behavior. The presentation also reviews how stress affects epileptic seizures and offers strategies patients can use to better cope with stress.

During a live Q&A session with Dr. Kanner, you can ask questions, such as:

  • What methods can I use to lower stress and anxiety that could potentially trigger seizures?
  • How do I know if my depression is linked to my epilepsy or my medications?
  • Are anxiety and depression symptoms dependent upon seizure-type? Age of epilepsy onset?

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