Category Archives: Seizures and epilepsy

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What people with epilepsy want you to know

Though our modern understanding of epilepsy has come a long way, it can still be a mysterious subject for many people. It’s a condition with a long history of disproven theories, misconceptions, and social stigma. As a result, it can be challenging for people with epilepsy to feel their condition is properly understood.  There is…

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Tips for monitoring — Part 2: How to get the best monitoring results

Better data quality during your monitoring means more detailed information for your doctor and, hopefully, less testing for you moving forward. For the best monitoring results, we’ve got you covered with world-class technology and a team of professionals that are with you every step of the way. If you are about to start your monitoring,…

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Video-EEG — Why is video used to diagnose seizures?

When it comes to diagnosing seizures or seizure-like events, your doctor may recommend a few types of testing. If you have been referred for a video-EEG test — sometimes written as VEEG or VEM — this article will cover some questions you may have. What is video-EEG (VEEG) monitoring? Why is video recorded with EEG…

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Tips for monitoring — Part 1: How to prepare

We understand that long-term EEG monitoring isn’t anyone’s idea of fun, even if it is in the comfort of the home. Maybe you’re wondering what you’re going to do at home for the days of your testing, or perhaps you don’t know what to expect. We’ve got you covered. Here are eight (8) ways to…

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Epilepsy resources

An epilepsy diagnosis can be a lot to handle — but you don’t have to do it alone. There are many organisations across Australia that provide resources and support groups. Find one in your local area.   Australia Australia wide Epilepsy Australia Epilepsy Action Australia Australian Capital Territory Epilepsy ACT Queensland Epilepsy Queensland  South Australia…

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What to Do When Someone Has a Seizure? Download our Printable Poster

1 in 100 people will have an unprovoked seizure at some point in their lives. Seizures can happen to anyone at any time and there isn’t anything that can be done to stop a seizure once it starts.  Most seizures aren’t emergencies and last between 30 seconds to two minutes. The best thing to do…

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Is it safe to get an EEG during coronavirus?

Seer Medical is considered an essential service and our clinics remain open and operational. With the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Australia not under control, you may be wondering if it is safe to get an EEG test.  The short answer is, yes, it is safe to get an EEG during coronavirus.  You may…