Psychological distress due to Pandemic more prevalent in people with epilepsy according to Chinese study

A new study recently featured in renowned epilepsy medical journal - Epilepsia - has found that psychological distress owing to the COVID19 pandemic is much more prevalent in people with epilepsy. 

The study was undertaken in Southwest China during the height of the COVID19 pandemic in the region and compared the psychological distress between 252 people with epilepsy and those who were not living with any condition.

Resuming Driving during COVID19 - notice on access to NDLS

Epilepsy Ireland has received queries from people who are now 12 months seizure free and looking into the process of resuming driving.

In normal times, the applications for licences would be processed through the National Driver Licence Service (NDLS) but their offices are closed at the minute due to the ongoing pandemic. Instead, there is an online application system.

We still need your pics for our cover photos - #StayLocal

Today we enter phase 2 of the easing of COVID19 restrictions in Ireland. 

Over the last few weeks, we have been sharing wonderful images from across Ireland as people stay safe and socially distance within their 2km and then within their 5km (see previous article here.) Today people can travel within 20km and within their own county boundaries.

TSC Day - May 15th

May 15th marks TSC Day - a global awareness day for the condition Tuberous Sclerosis Comples. 

Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) is a rare genetic condition which affects approximately 1 in 6000 people. There are approximately 700 people in Ireland today with TSC according to TSC Ireland - the national support group for people with TSC and their families.