Epilepsy Seizure DisordersInfo Center

Could a Mom's Infection Lead to Epilepsy?
Could something as simple as a bladder infection put a child at risk for epilepsy? Past research has suggested a possible connection between a pregnant mother’s infection and her child’s risk of epilepsy and researchers are taking another look.
Some Kids Can Die from Flu
The best thing a person can do to prevent the flu is to get a flu shot. Just that simple. And yes, getting the vaccine is especially important for children at higher risk of dying from the flu.
Factors that Affect Health Care Quality
It’s no surprise that different groups within the US receive different qualities of medical care. When it comes to the cost of care for epilepsy, billions of dollars and the quality of health care you are receiving is at stake.
Seizure-free for Youth Epilepsy
Childhood and adolescence is a confusing time without experiencing seizures! For youth living with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy ( JME ), understanding what to expect from the syndrome would relieve much anxiety and allow for much easier planning for future careers and lives.
Understanding Angelman Syndrome
For families and caretakers of those with Angelman syndrome, research into causes of seizures is vital, as the consequences of seizures can range from disruption of daily life to death.
Roots of Child Epilepsy are Clearer
It is difficult and scary when your child is experiencing seizures. It is reassuring to know that researchers are working hard to find the causes and treatments.
Epilepsy and Psychosis May Share Origin
Past studies have shown that schizophrenia and epilepsy have similar structural brain and genetic abnormalities, leading researchers to believe they share a common origin or cause.
Seizure-Free Depends on First Treatment
Having a seizure-free life is a common goal for those living with epilepsy. It often takes several attempts to find the right medication to control seizures and fits.
Epilepsy Hurts Everyone's Sleep
When a child has a chronic illness, it invariably affects the parents' well-being too. With childhood epilepsy, those effects occur not only during the day but during the night as well.
Epilepsy Ups the Odds of Mental Health Problems
An estimated 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy. New research shows that people with epilepsy may be at greater risk of having anxiety, depression, and autism.