This story in the New York Times is definitely not about epilepsy. But it is about seizures, an epidemic of them, with no apparent organic cause, among girls at a high school. Interesting.
In this documentary about China , epilepsy appears in passing.
These realistically filmed peasants include a family’s youngest daughter, who suffers from epilepsy and cares for her blind brother, and a talented art student, who foregoes an amputation of her diseased foot to save funds for her education.
In this news report epilepsy patients were able to contribute to a study of language processing by virtue of the fact that they had already had electrodes implanted in their brains to control their epilepsy.
The abstract of the original scientific paper is found here.
The New Scientist also covers this story.
Here’s a story from India about a person with autism and epilepsy, and the role of art in his life.
This story describes how absence seizures interacted with one women’s social development, and how she used art to get her life together. She is participating in a study describing the influence of epilepsy on the art created by people with epilepsy.
Kids with epilepsy talking about telling their friends and family about it
The cause of the seizure is not described in this story from Colorado. It’s just a straight forward everyday news story about a kid who gets it right.
I place this here because “medical marijuana” constitutes a cultural trope and advocacy area, and in this clip it is shown overlapping with epilepsy. I do not endorse, or have an opinion about, the suitability of medical marijuana for seizure disorders. Talk to a medical professional if you want medical information.