Seizure worsening during COVID-19 pandemic is significantly associated with stress

Takeaway

  • Individuals who reported reduced seizure control during the COVID-19 pandemic were more likely to report more severe epilepsy, stress-triggered seizures, and increased levels of pandemic-related stress.

Why this matters

    The study provides insight into the number of people who feel they are lacking the correct seizure care and medication during the pandemic, providing rationale for appropriate actions to take place such as improved delivery systems and more frequent virtual appointments.