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Our epilepsy and seizures community of patients, family, friends and doctors has been busy!

Even though it has been winter, our doctors, office managers, secretaries and nurses have definitely not slowed down one bit. Instead, they have been extra-busy raising epilepsy and seizure awareness through 1) prepping for and celebrating International Epilepsy Day, 2) publishing scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals. 

On February 11, at the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group offices, we went all be out celebrating International Epilepsy Day! This day is a joint initiative of the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) and the International League against Epilepsy (ILAE) celebrated across the globe in the 138 of countries in which IBE and ILAE are represented. The International Epilepsy Day is the most amazing epilepsy event in the world.  With PURPLE as the official awareness color of epilepsy--the options are mindboggling.  People joining in for this awareness celebration can choose to wear purple clothes, hair extensions, nail polish, decorate their home, car, or office in purple, etc.

Check out our pictures and remember every year that this day is the day to raise awareness about epilepsy!

This is a day for everyone, no matter where you are in all of the USA or the world, no matter whether it is just you or a whole group of you. Everyone can help celebrate International Epilepsy Day! Everyone can join in speaking with one global voice in bringing epilepsy out from the shadows.

Publications: Our group of doctors have been active conducting research and publishing in peer-reviewed scientific journals.  Drs. Myers, Trobliger, Bortnik, Zeng and Lancman and our summer research assistant, Ethan Saal published the following: "Psychological trauma, somatization, dissociation and psychiatric comorbidities in patients with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures compared to those with intractable partial epilepsy" in Journal: Epilepsy & Behavior.

One of our superb summer interns, Nadine Boesten, who traveled to our offices in New York City and did research as part of her thesis now turned it into a scientific publication.  We could not be prouder of her and what she has achieved.   She has just had her paper accepted: Quality of life and psychological dysfunction in traumatized and non-traumatized adult patients diagnosed with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) in Journal: Epilepsy & Behavior.

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