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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What is the treatment for epilepsy?

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    Established in 1952, Epilepsy Action Australia provides education and support for people with epilepsy, their families and community, and professional groups. These services promote self-management … View Profile

    Epilepsy is initially treated with medications. It is possible for up to 70% of people to get complete seizure control with minimal side effects.
    For people who have poor seizure control despite trying many different medications over time, there are now other treatment options. These are dependent upon the type of epilepsy and the likelihood of success. Often medications are still necessary as well as the below treatments. They can include:

    • Surgery
    • Vagus Nerve Stimulation
    • Ketogenic diet
    • Complementary

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