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Uploaded on Sep 19, 2008
Overview: More than two million Americans have epilepsy, a disorder that causes recurrent seizures. It can be a frightening diagnosis, but there are new ways of evaluating and treating epilepsy, and youll learn more about them in this program.
Part One: What is epilepsy? Types of seizures Explanation of seizures Diagnosing epilepsy EEG monitoring Home monitoring
Part Two: Medications for epilepsy Surgical treatments Vagus nerve stimulation What to do if someone has a seizure
Guest: Dr. Allan Krumholz, director of the epilepsy program at the University of Maryland Medical Center and professor of neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.