Propagation

Propagation

14 July 2017

Refers to the spreading of seizure activity in the brain

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Dysfunction

14 July 2017

Abnormal or impaired function. Not working properly

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condition

06 July 2017

The physical and mental state of the body or one of its parts, e.g. he has a heart condition; he had a medical condition.

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neuroplasticity

05 July 2017

The brain’s ability to change and reorganise itself by forming new neural connections throughout life. Neuroplasticity allows the neurons (nerve cells) in the brain to compensate for injury and disease and to adjust their activities in response to new situations or to changes in their environment.

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compensate

05 July 2017

To counterbalance or reduce the effects of the loss of function or performance.

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Disclosure

05 July 2017

Revealing private or previously unknown information to another person or third party.

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Stigma

05 July 2017

A mark, condition or behaviour that is not generally accepted as the norm and often rejected or shunned by society.

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Epileptologist

05 July 2017

A neurologist with specialty training in epilepsy.

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occupational therapist

05 July 2017

Occupational therapy is a client-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and wellbeing through occupation. They do this by working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the activities they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the activity or the environment to better support them.

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REM sleep

05 July 2017

Rapid Eye Movement. A stage in the normal sleep cycle during which dreams occur and the body undergoes changes including Rapid Eye Movement, muscle relaxation, and increased breathing and heart rate and brain activity.

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insomnia

05 July 2017

Chronic inability to fall asleep or remain asleep for a sufficient length of time.

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self talk

05 July 2017

Talking to yourself either aloud or silently.

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