To decide if your "spells" are seizures, your doctor will:
Take a detailed medical history (including a family history of seizures).
Gather information about your behavior before, during, and after the episode. It is very important to have someone with you who witnessed the episode and can describe it to the doctor.
Do a physical exam
These are tests that may be done:
An electroencephalogram (EEG) to identify any abnormal electrical misfiring in the brain and help predict the ...
The Child Neurology Foundation is a patient advocate organization. The foundation provides funding for research and educational programs for patients and families.
Epilepsy Foundation -- Epilepsy.com 8301 Professional Place East
Landover, MD 20785-2353
Phone: (800) 332-1000 www.epilepsy.com
Epilepsy.com offers in-depth information for patients with epilepsy and their families. In addition to data on diagnosis and treatment, the website has tips on living with epilepsy, news, a resource library and information on epilepsy research.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Institutes of Health
PO Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
(800) 352-9424 www.ninds.nih.gov/
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is a part of the National Institutes of Health. NINDS conducts and supports research into neurological disorders (such as epilepsy). The NINDS website offers information on funding, clinical trials and the latest news on research and treatment of neurological illnesses.
The Charlie Foundation for Ketogenic Therapies
515 Ocean Ave,, #602N
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Phone: (310) 393-2347 www.charliefoundation.org
The Charlie Foundation provides information on the ketogenic diet treatment for epilepsy, including educational programs and training seminars for health care professionals, research support, and patient education materials (including books and videos).