Treatments for Epilepsy
by Cynthia M. Johnson, MA
The goal of treatment is to control or prevent seizures. Medicine is often the best way to treat and manage epilepsy. Lifestyle changes and other treatments, like a ketogenic diet, may also help. Surgery or radiation may be done in some people.
Treatment may involve:
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Treating seizures and epilepsy. Epilepsy Foundation website. Available at:
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Updated July 2013. Accessed March 28, 2019.
Last reviewed March 2019 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Rimas Lukas, MD
Last Updated: 3/26/2019
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