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What is the definition of Photosensitive Epilepsy?
A rare reflex epilepsy characterized by seizures and photoparoxysmal responses triggered by flashing or flickering lights, or patterns. Exact nature of the stimulus and seizure type are variable. The disorder mainly presents in childhood and adolescence and can either occur as an isolated condition, or be associated to other epilepsy syndromes.
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What are the alternative names for Photosensitive Epilepsy?
  • Photosensitive epilepsy
  • PSE
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What are the latest Photosensitive Epilepsy Clinical Trials?
An Open-Label Treatment of ZX008 (Fenfluramine Hydrochloride) in Pediatric and Adult Epilepsy Patients (Ages 4-25) With Sunflower Syndrome.

Summary: Sunflower Syndrome (also referred to as Self-induced Photosensitive Epilepsy) is a rare epileptic disorder characterized by a distinctive seizure that manifests itself in a highly stereotyped physical behavior. Seizure types associated with Sunflower Syndrome include absence seizures and generalized tonic-clonic seizures. Individuals with Sunflower Syndrome obsessively seek out a light source, sta...

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Pilot Study to Evaluate Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy on People With Epilepsy and Related Anxiety

Summary: Over 28% of people with epilepsy (PwE) struggle from at least one anxiety disorder, making anxiety the most common psychiatric comorbidity in this population. Despite the importance of treating anxiety in PwE, it has not received much research attention and is often unrecognized and untreated. Research has suggested that including exposure therapy (ET) as a part of an anxiety treatment may be help...

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Published Date: May 02, 2022
Published By: Genetic and Rare Diseases Informnation Center

What are the Latest Advances for Photosensitive Epilepsy?
Musicogenic epilepsy in paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis: a video-EEG case report.
Food intake precipitates seizures in temporal lobe epilepsy.
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