Children with epilepsy are usually on medication for seizures. But if your child isn't responding. one option is surgery. You may be frightened by the idea of your child having brain surgery. It's definitely a treatment reserved for a select few. But while surgery for epilepsy may be a radical step, improvements have made these operations much safer and more effective.
In some cases of epilepsy, doctors can locate the specific part of the brain that is causing the seizures. Once the area is identified,...
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 Suite 200 Landover, MD 20785-2353 Phone: (800) 332-1000 www.epilepsy.com E-mail: ContactUs@efa.org
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).