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While both depression and anxiety are common mood disorders in the general population, there is a growing body of evidence that the prevalence rate of these disorders is also substantial in people with epilepsy. Based on this premise Joyce Cramer,...
A good night’s sleep eludes many people with epilepsy, thus significantly impacting their quality of life. And while there has been speculation regarding the role specific antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) may have on sleep quality in people with...
What are the personal goals of treatment for patients with epilepsy? Are physicians tuned in? Melanie Adams, PA and colleagues compared what physicians think their patients’ treatment goals are versus what they actually are. They presented...
Parents of children with epilepsy describe many challenges that confront their children within the school system. In our experience, school personnel may have a basic understanding of seizures and related safety concerns, but are less well informed...
Status epilepticus (SE) is a medical emergency that requires rapid and aggressive treatment to prevent neuronal damage, systemic complications and death. When the seizures associated with SE do not respond to initial drug therapy; thus becoming what...

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