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A few hours spent with a good book or a website like this one can give you basic information on epilepsy, and sometimes much more. But sooner or later you will have a question about some specific problem or some new treatment that you've heard about...
If your seizure medicines are not working well and a CT scan or MRI shows that you have a tumor, an abnormal collection of blood vessels, or some other "lesion" in your brain that is a likely cause of your seizures, surgery may be a good option. The...
As you might guess, there's no easy answer to this question. As with other types of epilepsy treatment, individual needs and responses vary enormously. The range of alternative therapies is also enormous. The National Center for Complementary and...
People are bombarded on television and in magazines by advertisements for new medicines. These advertisements are accompanied by pages of small print full of the results of clinical trials. The use of placebos in the clinical trials that help prove...
Adapted from: Holmes GL. Classification of seizures and the epilepsies. In: Schachter SC, Schomer DL, eds. The comprehensive evaluation and treatment of epilepsy. San Diego, CA: Academic Press; 1997. p. 1-36. With permission from Elsevier (www....

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