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Welcome to the Epilepsy Journey. Join us for a multimedia exploration of where epilepsy treatment and research stands, what the future of care may hold, and the experiences of clinicians and patients as they collaborate on the frontlines of care.

The Epilepsy Journey will examine new insights on diagnosis of seizure types, frequency, and severity as well as advances toward  preventing, controlling, and curing epilepsy. We will spotlight the collaborative efforts that are enabling patients with epilepsy to lead lifestyles consistent with their capabilities. We will examine new medications and other treatment modalities including epilepsy surgery, and address quality-of-life decisions for patients dealing with medication side effects and psychosocial difficulties.

Experience discussions of the role of patient and physician collaboration in sustaining continuity of care and in tailoring therapy to individual patient needs and preferences. 

And, importantly, view the impact of epilepsy through the eyes of individual patients who generously tell their stories of how they build their lives toward the goal of becoming seizure free.

The road to a cure for epilepsy lies ahead. Along the way, clinicians, physicians, and patients are  sharing their stories of working toward that goal at The Epilepsy Journey. We invite you to join them.

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Morgan’s Journey

Morgan had her first seizure at age 10 while playing soccer. Her symptoms were similar to those of a concussion, but she had not been hit by a ball.

Novel antiepileptic drugs: Something old, something new in the therapeutic pipeline

Promising new antiepileptic agents are on the horizon. For the most part, these are orphan drugs or repurposed older agents that were belatedly found to have previously unrecognized antiseizure effects. Some of these investigational antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) may even be disease-modifying agents.

Will I have a seizure today? A new tool may someday help patients predict their seizure risk

For about 30%-40% of the more than 50 million people worldwide with epilepsy, available treatments do not control their seizures.

Wearable seizure detectors could influence epilepsy therapy

Although their present capabilities are limited, wearable seizure detectors nevertheless have the potential to provide information that could influence patient care. As the technology evolves, these devices could enable seizure prediction and facilitate telemedicine.

Sudden death in epilepsy: Facing the threat

Each year, about one in every thousand people with epilepsy will die suddenly, usually during sleep and immediately following a seizure.

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Treatment Options


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Pathogenesis


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Cost And Coping


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Diagnosis


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Patient Journey


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