What Do Veterans Need to Know About Epilepsy?

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is the leading and common form of injury or head trauma in service men and women.
  • Post-Traumatic Epilepsy (PTE) is a seizure disorder that is caused by TBI.
  • A severe traumatic brain injury could increase your chances of developing PTE.
  • There’s information to help you learn more about the link between head trauma and epilepsy.

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Listen to a Podcast about the POEM Study

In this episode of Epilepsy.com's Hallway Conversations, Dr. Joseph Sirven, Professor of Neurology at Mayo Clinic Arizona and Editor-in-Chief of Epilepsy.com, interviews John Hixson, MD about the Policy for Optimal Epilepsy Management (POEM) study. The overall goal of the study is to improve the self-management practices of U.S. Veterans with epilepsy such as tracking seizures, managing medications and side effects, and engaging with other people with similar concerns about their condition. The results of the study were presented at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology.




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