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Medical Reference Related to Epilepsy

  1. Birth Control for Women With Epilepsy

    Epilepsy drugs and certain birth control methods may interact. If you're a woman with epilepsy, talk to your doctors about your options when planning or avoiding pregnancy. WebMD explains.

  2. Women, Pregnancy, and Epilepsy

    Women with epilepsy overwhelmingly have healthy babies. But it's important to work closely with doctors throughout the pregnancy to ensure that they are taking the right epilepsy medications and other supplements to prevent against birth defects. WebMD tells you more.

  3. Handling Bad Behavior in a Child With Epilepsy

    Treating your child differently because he has epilepsy? Kids -- even those who have seizures -- need to meet the same expectations as your other children. WebMD offers suggestions for dealing with you child's bad behavior.

  4. Epilepsy and the Spinal Tap

    One test for epilepsy is the spinal tap, which can measure pressure on the brain, the presence of abnormal cells or bacteria, and glucose levels. WebMD explains why and how the procedure is performed.

  5. Epilepsy Drugs for Children

    There are a wide number of drugs available for treating epilepsy in children, and advances in the past years have made a difference. WebMD tells you more.

  6. Seizures in Children

    Seizures in children may pass or be part of an epileptic disorder. WebMD identifies types of seizures, their diagnosis, and the risks they pose to your child.

  7. Childhood Epilepsy Treatments

    Treatment of childhood epilepsy could include surgery, but there are increasingly other promising options available. Learn more from WebMD.

  8. Conditions Similar to Epilepsy

    WebMD explains various conditions which may be mistaken for epilepsy.

  9. On the Frontline of Epilepsy Treatment

    WebMD interviews Gregory L. Barkley, MD, former chairman of the Epilepsy Foundation's Professional Advisory Board, on the current state of epilepsy treatment.

  10. Diagnosing Epilepsy

    WebMD explains how epilepsy is diagnosed.

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