Patient Care

Crisis Response

Resources to help patients with epilepsy affected by emergencies worldwide, as well as news regarding ILAE actions for support

Information About Epilepsy Care

Epilepsy brochures, documents, and other resources


First Seizure

Many questions arise after a first seizure. What caused it? Should treatment be started? Is it epilepsy?

Medical Therapies for Epilepsy

Once epilepsy is diagnosed, treatment with medication is first-line as well as the backbone of epilepsy management

Ketogenic Diet Therapies

Recipes, books, physicians and other information from around the world

Mental Health Care Resources

Articles and other helpful resources from around the world

Status Epilepticus

In status epilepticus seizures appear in close succession or don’t stop. It is a serious condition that requires prompt medical attention.

Febrile Seizures

Infants and young children can have seizures as a result of high fever. These are not epileptic seizures but they require medical attention.

Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

Despite medications, one-third of people with epilepsy continue to have seizures.

Epilepsy and Genetics

How do someone’s genes contribute to the development of epilepsy? We now recognize several types of epilepsy that have a clear genetic component.

Non-Epileptic Seizures

Some people have seizures but do not have epilepsy. These seizures have different causes and treatments.

Seizures in Infants

Infants have seizures that are different than the seizures of older children and adults. These seizures can be more difficult to recognize and may require treatment specialized for infants.

Childhood Epilepsy

Some types of epilepsy occur only in children. How are these epilepsies recognized and treated?

Epilepsy Surgery

For people whose seizures do not respond to medicines brain surgery may help bring the seizures under control. How does a person with uncontrolled seizures find out if surgery might be helpful?

Epilepsy and Pregnancy

What are the things a woman with epilepsy should prepare for before conceiving and during pregnancy?

Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP)

Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) is a rare occurrence in which a person with epilepsy dies without a clear cause. Much research is now taking place on what could cause it and how it could be prevented.

Epilepsy and Cannabis

A compound of the cannabis plant called cannabidiol appears effective against some types of epilepsy, such as Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome.