Neurological conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (MS), are not a priority for the NHS, a committee of MPs has found. A report by the Public Accounts Committee - a group of cross party MPs who scrutinise the way public money is spent - found that neurological services in England are not consistently good enough.
Epilepsy is the most frequent neurological disorder after migraine. It affects 1-2% of the world population. Thirty percent of patients with epilepsy are resistant to treatments. But what is a seizure? This question has been an enigma for patients, their relatives, researchers, and doctors for centuries.
A dramatic rise in the use of compulsory admissions over the last two decades does not mean that psychiatric disorders have in their nature got worse, but that the prospects for those who have them seem more bleak. This is because a progressively starved, more disorganised NHS is less effectively caring.