Episode #15 - Post-Traumatic Epilepsy: A Lasting Impact on our Veterans featuring Dr. Jordan Grafman


Long after other combat wounds heal, seizures continue to impact many American combat veterans with epilepsy. Over 40% of combat troops who suffer severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) will subsequently develop post-traumatic epilepsy (PTE) and may experience symptoms such as confusion, memory loss, and depression.

Dr. Jordan Grafman discusses what causes individuals to acquire epilepsy after TBI, how to potentially prevent PTE, and the state of PTE research. Dr. Grafman is a Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Northwestern University and Director of Brain Injury Research at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.

Dive deeper into PTE and its impact on veterans and civilians here.

Download Audio

Want to download this episode? Fill out the form below and enjoy the podcast any time you’d like!

    Back to Episode Download PDF

    Post-Traumatic Epilepsy: A Lasting Impact on our Veterans Transcript

    Related Episodes

    featured episode
    Infantile SpasmsResearch
    November 29, 2023

    #130 Infantile Spasms: The Facts, The Research, and The Hope for the Future

    Guest: Dr. Chris Dulla

    This week on Seizing Life® epilepsy researcher Dr. Chris Dulla provides information about infantile spasms, from detection and diagnosis to current research and future improvements in treatment.

    featured episode
    October 18, 2023

    #127 Searching for Answers, Providing Support, and Understanding Grief After the Death of a Child

    Guest: Dr. Richard Goldstein

    This week on Seizing Life® Dr. Richard Goldstein, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, discusses his research into both Sudden Unexpected Death in Pediatrics (SUDP) and the grieving process of bereaved parents.

    featured episode
    May 31, 2023

    #117 Epilepsy Researcher Compounds Lab Work with Fundraising

    Guest: Dr. Patrice Jackson-Ayotunde

    This week on Seizing Life® Dr. Patrice Jackson-Ayotunde discusses her 20+ years of epilepsy drug research and her decade-long epilepsy fundraising efforts.