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    Epilepsy Resources

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    American Epilepsy Society
    342 North Main Street
    West Hartford, CT 06117
    Phone: (860) 586-7505

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    The American Epilepsy Society is a professional organization of physicians and epilepsy researchers. For patients, the society offers materials on epilepsy drugs and on drug assistance programs.

    Child Neurology Foundation
    201 Chicago Avenue #200
    Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415
    Phone: (612) 928-6326

    The Child Neurology Foundation is a patient advocate organization. The foundation provides funding for research and educational programs for patients and families.

    Epilepsy Foundation --
    8301 Professional Place East
    Suite 200
    Landover, MD 20785-2353
    Phone: (800) 332-1000
    E-mail: 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

    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

    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).

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by Neil Lava, MD on April 18, 2015

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