Epilepsy is a complicated condition. Historically, epilepsy has been mulled by uneducated superstition. Despite science’s triumph of such superstition, epilepsy still carries a social stigma. It’s a frightening phenomenon. whose physiological origin (the brain!) remains an area of broad and active exploration.
epilepsymine is a log of my personal education of the pathological condition of epilepsy, and a reference to relevant news and research publications. I intend for it to be a reference for those curious about epilepsy and a source of inspiration and obligation to continue your and my own education in neurology and epilepsy.
My name is Erik Kimsey. I am the sole author of epilepsymine. And I am an epileptic -“idiopathic epilepsy”. Fortunately, my affliction is well managed with medications, acute self-awareness, and lifestyle choices. Further, I am pursuing graduate education in the dizzying neuromolecular/pharmacologic/biochemical correlations related to epilepsy.
So, stay tuned! And, discover the brain and all-things-epilepsy with me.