Epilepsy Resources

Patient Experience

Part of our Virtual Rounds series, this video chronicles a young man’s experience with epilepsy, including hospitalization for seizures, how the disease impacts his life, and his hope for the future.

Head Over Heels

This podcast (without transcript) chronicles one woman’s disability giving way to her greatest ability, being one of the best runners in the world.

Jets Lineman Serves as an Inspiration to Those with Epilepsy

This news article examines the outreach one epileptic patient sought when hearing that one of his sports idols also suffers from the disease.

Racked by Visions, Chopin May Have Suffered Epilepsy

This article posits that the great musical composer Chopin suffered from epilepsy by looking at the symptoms that plagued him throughout his life.

Biomedical Connections

Part of our Virtual Rounds series, this video examines the biology behind epilepsy, including its effect on the nervous system, types of seizures, and current treatment options.

Brain Mapping Project Could Help Find Cures for Alzheimer’s, Epilepsy

This news article and podcast shed light upon the possible applications of the White House BRAIN Initiative, including cures and progressing the knowledge around such diseases as Alzheimer’s and epilepsy.

Easing the Seizures, and Stigma, of Epilepsy

This news article discusses the stigma associated with epilepsy that patients, doctors, and families say hampers care, public recognition, and the ability to raise money for research.

Epilepsy Patients Help Decode the Brain’s Hidden Signals

This podcast (with transcript) discusses the ways patients with severe epilepsy are giving scientists the chance to see the human brain in action, a view they could never get with an MRI or other high-tech tools.

Implantable Devices Could Detect and Halt Epileptic Seizures

This news article discusses a new generation of implantable devices looking to pick up where medications leave off for people whose seizures routinely begin in one part of the brain.

New Epilepsy Research Could Lead to Targeted Treatments

This podcast (with transcript) explores a study which identified two genes and 25 mutations associated with the most serious form of epilepsy.

New Epilepsy Tactic: Fight Inflammation

This news article examines the anti-inflammatory approach to treating the one-third of epilepsy sufferers who do not respond, or respond only poorly, to anti-epileptic medications.

History (Timeline) of Disease

Part of our Virtual Rounds series, this video examines the history of epilepsy, including seminal researchers and discoveries around treatment for seizures throughout time.

 

Socioeconomic Impact

Part of our Virtual Rounds series, this video examines the comorbidities, exorbitant treatment costs, and lifestyle limitations that epilepsy has on its sufferers.

One Family’s Struggle with Marijuana Prohibition and Epilepsy

This podcast (without transcript) chronicles one family’s experience with securing a cannabis-derived medication, originally prohibited in the US, for the treatment of their son’s epileptic seizures.

WHO: Epilepsy- Treat it, Defeat it

This video (with transcript) seeks to address some of the misconceptions surrounding this disease, explaining how it is caused, where the burden is highest and the challenges faced by people with epilepsy and their families.

Interprofessional

Part of our Virtual Rounds series, this video features an interprofessional care team focusing on comprehensive care for patients suffering with epilepsy.

Doctor and Patient: When the Doctor Has Epilepsy

This news article examines what it’s like to look at epilepsy through the eyes of a doctor who is both diagnosed with and treating patients with the disease.

One Scientist’s Quest to Vanquish Epileptic Seizures

This article features the work of a medical researcher who has made considerable progress helping people with uncontrolled seizures who do not respond to traditional approaches.

Surgery for Epilepsy Gains Urgency in Trial

This news article examines the data around a randomized, controlled trial suggesting that surgery as soon as possible after the failure of two antiepileptic drugs is a significantly better approach than continued medical care.