Reeves, 22, is graduating from the University of Oregon with a degree in anthropology despite battling a form of epilepsy causing petit mal
seizures that can make concentration difficult.
Hosford hopes that such research lead to a more tailored therapy designed to attack the mechanism of petit mal
and perhaps treat the seizures without producing some of the more unfortunate side effects" caused by current drugs.
seizures are also known as absence seizures.
I think we are deceived by the fact that--because they are brighter, because they are on only one medication, and because they have petit mal
[seizures]--that they are doing well, and they actually are not," Dr.
Your doctor will want to rule out a condition called petit mal
The Company's product development programs focus on two novel, proprietary classes of compounds: Epalons, to treat petit mal
epilepsy, anxiety and sleep disorders, and Glystasins, to treat stroke and head trauma, chronic pain and grand mal epilepsy.
She suffered from petit mal
seizures until she decided to undergo an operation four years ago.
, a form of epilepsy said to be stress related, was diagnosed and Sophie was prescribed tablets.
In particular, it has proved effective in treating petit mal
, a mild form of epilepsy in which convulsions may be absent, and in suppressing minor motor seizures (convulsions).