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Treatments for Epilepsy

  • Cynthia M. Johnson, MA
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Treatments for Epilepsy

The goal of treatment is to control or prevent seizures. Medicine is often the best way to do this. Eating a special diet or other lifestyle changes may also help. Surgery or radiation may be done in some people.

A care plan will be created to best suit each person’s needs. The care plan may include:


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A person may be treated with:


  • Epilepsy in adults. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/condition/epilepsy-in-adults. Accessed April 8, 2022.
  • Epilepsy in children. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/condition/epilepsy-in-children. Accessed April 8, 2022.
  • Epilepsy information page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at: https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/All-Disorders/Epilepsy-Information-Page. Accessed April 8, 2022.
  • Treating seizures and epilepsy. Epilepsy Foundation website. Available at: http://www.epilepsy.com/learn/treating-seizures-and-epilepsy. Accessed April 8, 2022.


  • Rimas Lukas, MD
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This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.