Epilepsy Support



Anyone looking for information on epilepsy will find the Web to be a great source of information. The country’s top epilepsy research and advocacy organizations and the Web’s top consumer health Web sites, as well as the federal government, make getting the facts you need a cinch. Use this Web guide to learn about the basics of epilepsy, how to cope with it, how to find a support community, and more.

What is Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a condition in which a person experiences repeated seizures that are electrical ... read more »

Epilepsy Diagnosis and Treatment

Epilepsy’s main symptom is repeated seizures, but doctors use a variety of tests to diagnose ... read more »

Living with Epilepsy

Life with epilepsy can pose a number of challenges. Depending on the condition’s severity, ... read more »

Epilepsy Support

Epilepsy is a relatively common disorder: more than 3 million people in America are affected by it and seizures, and the Epilepsy Foundation estimates that as many as 10 percent of American adults will have a seizure at some point in their lives. On the Web, there are many blogs and forums where people share their thoughts and emotions. Find almost any experience, from an adult with epilepsy to a parent caring for a child with it.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • On the Web, epilepsy is commonly written using the abbreviation “E.”
  • Support sites, forums, message boards, and chat rooms can all be used as support outlets. Some support groups and boards are moderated, others are not. Moderated Web sites are usually run by volunteers who are familiar with the particular issue and can ensure that the board conversations don't go off track. Unmoderated boards can be very useful, but beware that there may be people with an agenda different from yours. Always use caution when chatting on the Web.

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Epilepsy News and Research

Epilepsy is an extensively researched condition. On the National Institutes of Health’s ... read more »

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