The current treatment of epilepsy: A challenge of choices

Joseph I. Sirven

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There are now several distinct choices for seizure and epilepsy treatment. These include 16 antiepileptic medications, surgery, vagus nerve stimulation, and ketogenic diet However, not every option is appropriate for all individuals with epilepsy This article reviews the commonly employed treatments for chronic seizures, with the goal of trying to assess when certain treatments should be considered. Ain approach to seizure management is presented to help navigate the challenge of epilepsy treatment choices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-356
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent neurology and neuroscience reports
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology


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