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Diagnosis and treatment

All our publications are checked for factual accuracy by medical professionals, such as our own in-house medical specialist, external epilepsy specialist nurses and neurologists.

We also regularly review reputable epilepsy websites to check for consensus on main themes and new developments. These sites include Epilepsy Action, Epilepsy Society, Joint Epilepsy Council, Epilepsy Research UK, SUDEP Action and (American) Epilepsy Foundation.


Diagnosing epilepsy
Making the most of anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs)

Treatment information pack:

(1) Treating epilepsy with anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs)
(2) Side effects of anti-epileptic drugs
(3) Same drug, different names?
(4) Table of anti-epileptic drugs
(5) Emergency medication
(6) Anti-epileptic drugs - are they for life?
(7) Device based treatment options
(8) Epilepsy surgery
(9) Complementary therapies
(10) Ketogenic diet (for children)
(11) Dietary treatments for adults
(12) Self-management


Our Parents Resource Pack also contains relevant information which you may find useful, such as:

(4) Parents: Diagnosing epilepsy
(7) Parents: Anti-epileptic drugs
(8) Parents: Other treatment options


The main sources of written reference for our publications are the following: