Journal article

Climate change and epilepsy: Insights from clinical and basic science studies

Medine Gulcebi, Emanuele Bartolini, Omay Lee, Christos Panagiotis Lisgaras, Filiz Onat, Janet Mifsud, Pasquale Striano, Annamaria Vezzani, Michael S Hildebrand, Diego Jimenez-Jimenez, Larry Junck, David Lewis-Smith, Ingrid E Scheffer, Roland D Thijs, Sameer M Zuberi, Stephen Blenkinsop, Hayley J Fowler, Aideen Foley, Sanjay M Sisodiya, Simona Balestrini Show all

Epilepsy & Behavior | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2021


Climate change is with us. As professionals who place value on evidence-based practice, climate change is something we cannot ignore. The current pandemic of the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, has demonstrated how global crises can arise suddenly and have a significant impact on public health. Global warming, a chronic process punctuated by acute episodes of extreme weather events, is an insidious global health crisis needing at least as much attention. Many neurological diseases are complex chronic conditions influenced at many levels by changes in the environment. This review aimed to collate and evaluate reports from clinical and basic science about the relationship between climate change..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We are grateful to the Epilepsy Society for their support of this work, and funding to SMS. This work was partly carried out at NIHR University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre, which receives a proportion of funding from the UK Department of Health's NIHR Biomedical Research Centres funding scheme.