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What is treatment for epilepsy?

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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Neurology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Multiple

Anti-seizure meds a primary mainstay- single drug, or drug combinations.
Surgery to remove seizure focus when meds fail. Others: vagus nerve stimulator, special diet, intracranial electrical stimulator. Avoidance of sleep deprivation, alcohol, recreational drugs, excessive stress.

In brief: Multiple

Anti-seizure meds a primary mainstay- single drug, or drug combinations.
Surgery to remove seizure focus when meds fail. Others: vagus nerve stimulator, special diet, intracranial electrical stimulator. Avoidance of sleep deprivation, alcohol, recreational drugs, excessive stress.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many options

Classification of seizures, then epilepsy syndrome-depend on age of onset , is it genetic or secondary to trauma, tumours, stroke, vascular malformation--- treatment depends on underlying cause from surgery, to avoiding some precipitating factors, medications we have around 14 good ones , vagal nerve stimulation, removal of seizure focus.

In brief: Many options

Classification of seizures, then epilepsy syndrome-depend on age of onset , is it genetic or secondary to trauma, tumours, stroke, vascular malformation--- treatment depends on underlying cause from surgery, to avoiding some precipitating factors, medications we have around 14 good ones , vagal nerve stimulation, removal of seizure focus.
Dr. Gamal Boutros
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