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Medications Used In Epilepsy – Part 2

EPILEPSY & SEIZURES SERIES • PART TWO BY BY PATRICIA MCGOLDRICK, NP & STEVEN M. WOLF, MD The mainstay of treatment for epilepsy is medications. The goal of any therapy is to control seizures with minimal side effects and to achieve it by using as few medications as possible. When seizure control is not achieved, it is time to rethink the regimen and look at alternative treatments, including surgery and diet. Seizures occur when there […]

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Sorting Out Seizures – Part 1

EPILEPSY & SEIZURES SERIES • PART ONE BY STEVEN M. WOLF, MD & PATRICIA MCGOLDRICK, RN It is important for the epilepsy team to be well informed about the semiology of the seizures. Semiology means what the seizure looks like – how it starts, how it progresses, whether the patient is alert or not. The word “seizure” strikes fear into the heart of parents. Nothing is more terrifying than watching your loved one suffer a […]