A better understanding of juvenile myoclonic epilepsy

Once a person develops juvenile myoclonic epilepsy they have it for life, so long-term treatment is needed. A good understanding of juvenile myoclonic epilepsy is vital so that treatment plans can be as effective as possible.

Recent studies suggest juvenile myoclonic epilepsy may be a series of conditions, not just one. Through this study, Dr Rhys Thomas from Swansea University and colleagues from Liverpool and London hope to identify clinical subgroups of juvenile myoclonic epilepsy to facilitate the development of better diagnostic techniques and therapies for juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, and to allow clinicians to make more accurate prognoses for individual patients.

Read more about this study into juvenile myoclonic epilepsy here

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