New ways of treating seizures are being vigorously pursued. While seizure medications can help over 60% of people with epilepsy, too many people continue to suffer from seizures or side effects.  Devices are being developed to try and control seizures in those who don’t respond to medications.  Devices are also being developed to help detect seizure activity or alert people of possible seizure behavior.

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Authored by: Patricia O. Shafer, RN, MN | Joseph I. Sirven, MD on 10/2013
Reviewed by: Joseph I. Sirven, MD | Patricia O. Shafer, RN, MN on 3/2014