MENU

Epilepsy & Seizures

About this condition
Patient & Caregiver Tools
Articles
Epilepsy & Memory image

Cover Focus

Epilepsy & Memory

Memory complaints in people with epilepsy remain challenging to assess and difficult to treat.

Chrystal Reed, MD, PhD

Neurostimulation & Epilepsy image

Cover Focus

Neurostimulation & Epilepsy

For medically refractory epilepsy, neurostimulation options—old and new— provide new hope.

Vishal Shah, MD; Dawn Eliashiv, MD; and Melissa Reider-Demer, DNP, MN, CNP

Developments in Medical Treatment of Epilepsy image

Cover Focus

Developments in Medical Treatment of Epilepsy

Knowing the different profiles of available treatments can assist in choosing the best-fit medication for each individual.

Lyn Clarito, PharmD

Women & Epilepsy image

Cover Focus

Women & Epilepsy

Biology unique to female individuals with epilepsy affects disease management significantly.

Jeffrey D. Kennedy, MD; and Melissa J. Chen, MD, MPH

Genetic Mechanisms of Epilepsy image

Cover Focus

Genetic Mechanisms of Epilepsy

Understanding gene and protein functions can sometimes guide diagnosis and treatment.

Elina Nikkola, PhD; and Vishal Shah, MD

Telemedicine & Epilepsy image

Cover Focus

Telemedicine & Epilepsy

Your smartphone is not just for communication—it can be your medical care on the go!

Melissa Reider-Demer, DNP, MN, CNP; and Vishal Shah, MD

The First Seizure image

Cover Focus

The First Seizure

Seizures need to be distinguished from other common differential diagnoses, and seizure type must be determined because it dictates management and counseling.

Christine Hung, MD

October 2019 teaser

Chief Medical Editor's Page

The Evolution of Seizure to Epilepsy

Although there may be far to go, we have come a long way from equating seizures with demonic possession and have more tools to address seizures and epilepsy.

Inna Keselman, MD, PhD

September 2019 teaser

Columns

Epilepsy Essentials: Insular Epilepsy

It is prudent for all physicians treating epilepsy to remember the insula.

Michelle L. Dougherty, MD, FAAN, FAES

Epilepsy Essentials: Addressing Global Disparities in
Epilepsy Care image

Columns

Epilepsy Essentials: Addressing Global Disparities in Epilepsy Care

Providing regional education is a way for epileptologists to be part of a solution.

Michelle L. Dougherty, MD, FAAN, FAES

Epilepsy Essentials: Mindfulness and Epilepsy
By Janel Schneider, MD image

Columns

Epilepsy Essentials: Mindfulness and Epilepsy

Mindfulness-based therapies may reduce stress, improve depression and anxiety, and reduce seizure frequency.

Janel Schneider, MD

Epilepsy Essentials: Chronobiology of Epilepsy image

Columns

Epilepsy Essentials: Chronobiology of Epilepsy

As we expand our understanding of seizure cycles, the new field of chronoepileptology begins.

Michelle L. Dougherty, MD, FAAN

PN Teaser 2019-02.png

Epilepsy Essentials: New-Onset Refractory Status Epilepticus

Recognizing NORSE as a clinical presentation is meant to lead to improved research and communication that hopefully may improve outcomes eventually.

Michelle L. Doughtery, MD, FAAN, FAES

Case Challenge: Behavior Changes, Seizures, and Hyponatremia image

Case Report

Case Challenge: Behavior Changes, Seizures, and Hyponatremia

Extensive workup is necessary when evaluating individuals with seizures and behavioral changes.

Elena Grebenciucova, MD

PN Teaser 2019-01.png

Spotlight Topic: Neuropsychiatry

Cognitive Complaints and Neuropsychologic Testing

When should neuropsychologic tests be ordered and what questions should testing answer?

Nabil Ali, MD; Laura M. Clark, PhD, ABPP; and Kendra Corning, PsyD, HSPP

PN Teaser 2018-12.png

Cover Focus: Technology & Wellness

Treating Stress to Improve Neurologic Outcomes

Research on the interaction between hormones and seizures supports the importance of helping patients manage stress.

Riley Bove, MD, MMSc; and Graham R. Huesmann, MD, PhD

PN Teaser 2018-12.png

Epilepsy Essentials: Neuromodulation Devices for Epilepsy

Implantable devices are an emerging option for patients with medically refractory epilepsy who are not surgical candidates.

Michelle L. Dougherty, MD, FAAN; and Stan Naydin, MD

PN Teaser 2018-12.png

Healthy Cognitive Aging

There are evidence-based tools for staying sharp throughout the lifespan.

Brian K. Lebowitz, PhD, ABPP-CN; Elizabeth Londen, PhD; and Thomas Preston, PhD, ABPP-CN

PN Teaser 2018-12.png

Seizure Detection and SUDEP Prevention

Seizure detection and alerting devices hold promise for preventing sudden death in epilepsy.

Daniel Friedman, MD, MSc; and Cassandra Kazl, MD

PN Teaser 2018-12.png

Guest Medical Editor's Page

Wellness and Neurology

There is clear evidence for promoting wellness practices to all patients with neurologic disorders.

Patricia K. Coyle, MD, FAAN, FANA

This Month's Issue
The First Seizure

Christine Hung, MD

Case Report: Delayed Subdural Hematoma

Elaine Williams, MS, MD; Robert Glatter, MD; Steven Mandel, MD; and Jared Steinklein, MD

Women & Epilepsy

Jeffrey D. Kennedy, MD; and Melissa J. Chen, MD, MPH