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Treatments for Epilepsy

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.

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Treatment may involve the following:

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References:

Epilepsy in adults. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at:
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Updated February 18, 2013. Accessed February 22, 2013.
Epilepsy in children. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at:
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Updated November 19, 2012. Accessed February 22, 2013.
NINDS Epilepsy information page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at:
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Updated February 21, 2013. Accessed February 22, 2013.
What is epilepsy? Epilepsy Foundation website. Available at:
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Accessed February 22, 2013.
Last reviewed March 2013 by Rimas Lukas, MD
Last Updated: 3/15/2013
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