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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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