The goal of treatment is to control or prevent epileptic seizures. Treatment is fully or partially successful in about 80% of patients.
Medication is generally the most successful way to treat and manage
epilepsy. Lifestyle changes and other treatments are also used. In some cases, surgery may be recommended.
Treatment may involve the following:
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http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T115086/Epilepsy-in-adults. Updated June 3, 2016. Accessed October 4, 2016.
Epilepsy in children. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at:
http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T900174/Epilepsy-in-children. Updated May 5, 2016. Accessed October 4, 2016.
NINDS epilepsy information page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at:
Updated February 21, 2013. Accessed February 22, 2013.
Treating seizures and epilepsy. Epilepsy Foundation
website. Available at: http://www.epilepsy.com/learn/treating-seizures-and-epilepsy. Accessed February 17, 2014.
Last reviewed March 2016 by Rimas Lukas, MD
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