The National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) developed this video ​in collaboration with the CBS Community Partnership Division to promote accredited epilepsy centers as providers of expert care for people with epilepsy and seizures.

We are grateful to NAEC and CBS for sharing this video to help spread awareness about the importance of seeking specialized epilepsy care when seizures are not controlled.

Use NAEC's Search Tool to Find an Accredited Epilepsy Center Near You

When Seizures are Difficult to Diagnose or Control...

If you don’t know what type of seizures you have…

If your seizures are difficult to control, meaning you continue to have seizures after one year or after two anti-seizure medicines have been tried, …

We recommend seeking more specialized care.

Epilepsy centers provide a team approach to caring for people with seizures and epilepsy. Testing is available to diagnose whether a person has seizures and the type of epilepsy they may have. Epilepsy experts can help people explore all treatment options.

The goal is to get the best seizure control possible.

Treatments may include medications, surgery, devices, and dietary therapy. Newer approaches and research trials are also available at many centers.

Experts at an epilepsy center usually include:

  • Neurologists who specialize in treating seizures (also called epileptologists)
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Neuropsychiatrists
  • Nurse specialists
  • EEG (electroencephalogram) technologists
  • Social workers
  • Others with training and experience in epilepsy care

Accrediting Epilepsy Centers

The National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) supports strong specialized epilepsy centers. They provide accreditation of centers that offer medical and surgical epilepsy care.

Monday, November 7, 2016