Understanding treatments for epilepsy and seizures

As many in the epilepsy community will tell you, managing epilepsy and seizures involves a lot of learning and, at times, it can be quite complex. The Understanding Epilepsy section was created to provide people with epilepsy, their caregivers, and their loved ones with the information they need to understand how to best treat and get care for people with epilepsy and seizures.

In this section you’ll learn about the medications, diets, surgeries, and other therapies used to help people with epilepsy manage their seizures.

Epilepsy medications to help treat seizuresEpilepsy Medications

Drug therapies are available to treat people with epilepsy who have uncontrolled seizures. Learn about the FDA-approved medications use to treat epilepsy.

Epilepsy Treatments and Surgeries Epilepsy Surgery

Learn about surgical options and what epilepsy treatments work best.

Ketogenic Diet for EpilepsyDietary Therapies

For many years, the ketogenic diet has been used as an effective treatment for epilepsy in both adults and children.

Alternative therapies for EpilepsyAlternative Therapies

In addition to medication, devices, and surgery, there are alternative treatments for epilepsy, like CBD or music therapy.

Epilepsy Medical Devices Medical Devices

Neurostimulation devices may help reduce seizure frequency in people with drug-resistant (refractory) epilepsy.

Clinical Trials for EpilepsyClinical Trials

Clinical trials are the safest way to identify drugs that effectively treat epilepsy. Search this database to find one near you.

Seizure Action Plan. What to do if someone has a seizureSeizure Action Plan

A seizure action plan (SAP) contains the essential information on an individual’s epilepsy to help keep them safe from injury during a seizure.


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