What Research is Being Done on Epilepsy?

While research has led to many advances in understanding and treating epilepsy, there are still a lot of unanswered questions about how and why seizures develop, how they can best be treated or prevented and how they affect other brain activity and brain development.

Researchers, many of whom are supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), are studying all of these questions. They also are working to identify and test new drugs, devices and other treatments for epilepsy and to learn how those treatments affect brain activity and development. Their findings may lead to a better understanding of epilepsy and how it can be treated.

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Resources:

International League Against Epilepsy
Epilepsy Research