Epilepsy Seizure DisordersInfo Center
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Experts Issue Statement on Medical Marijuana
Thus far, 21 states and the District of Columbia have approved medical marijuana use to relieve symptoms of various illnesses. That substance may help some, but not all, people with brain diseases.
Epilepsy Meds for Kids Go Head to Head
Different medications exist that might effectively treat seizures in children with epilepsy. The best way to find out which ones work best is to compare them to one another.
Hidden Risks of Harm for Epileptics
Broken bones and burns are often common injuries among children and teens. But some kids may be at greater risk than others for injury, such as those with epilepsy.
Mood-Stabilizing Rx Tied to Lower Risk of Some Cancers
Mood-stabilizing medications are used to treat mental or neurological conditions, but a new study suggested that one of these medications might have an unexpected effect — preventing cancer.
Balancing Pregnancy and Epilepsy
Women with epilepsy usually need to take medications to treat the condition even while they are pregnant. But how do those medications affect their developing babies?
Tips For Women With Epilepsy Who May Get Pregnant
Two recent studies offered new insight for women who take medications for epilepsy on how to reduce their baby's risk for birth defects and whether breastfeeding is recommended.
Common Epilepsy Surgery Safe for Older Patients
Epilepsy surgery has the potential to completely free a patient of any seizures. However, older patients are typically turned down because of the potential risks associated with age and co-occurring conditions.
Better Lives After Epilepsy Surgery
Epilepsy can be a debilitating condition, especially for patients who don't respond to medications. For some patients, surgery may offer hope for a better life without seizures.
Kids' Mood and Behavior After Epilepsy Surgery
Children with epilepsy are at risk for behavior problems, depression and anxiety. And past studies have shown that mood and behavior may change in kids after epilepsy surgery.
Using Epilepsy Medications After Surgery
People with epilepsy sometimes choose brain surgery to prevent seizures and stop taking medicine. Some patients wait longer than others to reduce their medication after surgery.