Epilepsy Seizure DisordersInfo Center

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.
Link Between Epilepsy and MS
Multiple sclerosis (MS) and epilepsy are two of the most common neurological conditions, and now researchers have found that having one may lead to higher risk for the other.
New Skin Reaction Warning for Seizure Rx
Side effects are unfortunately a risk that come with many medications. This week, health officials are warning that an anti-seizure medication has been tied to serious skin reactions.
Fewer Seizures for Kids with TSC
Chronic seizures in childhood can be scary and stressful, and some parents turn to surgery in hopes of finding a permanent solution.
Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and Epilepsy
Pregnant women with a chronic condition must balance the benefits of medication with the possible risks to their child. This is true especially for women with epilepsy.