A detailed medical history is the most important part of diagnosing
epilepsy. Try to give as much information about
your seizures as you can. If you do not remember what happened, ask anyone who
saw the seizure to describe what he or she saw.
These questions can help the doctor evaluate the
Treatments for epilepsy have come a long way in the last decade. Doctors have more than twice as many epilepsymedications to choose from than they did 10 years ago. They've learned more about the causes of the condition and developed new methods of treatment, like nerve stimulation. There has been a lot of progress, and research continues into new drugs and treatments.
This all adds up to a good prognosis for the nearly 3 million people with epilepsy in the U.S. With proper treatment, most people...