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    “Normal antiepileptic drugs don’t work for these patients,” Reddy said. “For a long time, doctors have been treating women with catamenial epilepsy the same way that they would treat men with epilepsy. This is ineffective, because the hormonal changes that occur during the menstrual cycle make the brain insensitive to typical epilepsy medications like diazepam and valproate.”

    Researchers crack the neuro-code for treating women with menstrual period-linked epilepsy

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