A neurological disorder characterized by an enduring predisposition to generate epileptic seizures and by the neurobiological, cognitive, psychological, and social consequences of this condition.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Epilepsy

At this site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you can download a helpful brochure and access clearly written information about the diagnoses, treatment, and prevalence of epilepsy.

Epilepsy Foundation

The Epilepsy Foundation site provides a range of helpful research, education, advocacy, and referral information for patients with seizure disorders and their families and care givers; some of the information is also available in Spanish. The site includes an easy-to-use search engine and an E-mail form for requesting further personalized information.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: Epilepsy Information Page

The NINDS offers information about the causes, treatments, and prognosis for epilepsy. Publications and links to related organizations are also provided for further information. Some resources are available in Spanish.

TeensHealth: Epilepsy

Sponsored by the Nemours Foundation, this site, aimed at teens, contains clearly written information about epilepsy and links to further resources. Each item on the site, which includes information on a variety of teen health topics, is reviewed by a medical professional.


Established in 1994 in order to raise awareness about the ketogenic diet as a treatment for childhood epilepsy, the Foundation has expanded its priorities to include educational programs for dietitians and neurologists as well as support for clinicians and researchers working to perfect its administration and discover its mechanisms.

Dana Articles

A New Approach for Epilepsy

By: Raymond Dingledine, Ph.D., and Bjørnar Hassel, M.D., Ph.D.

(Listen to Q&A with Raymond Dingledine, Ph.D., and Bjørnar Hassel, M.D., Ph.D.)
A new study has found that inhibiting an enzyme that is critical in metabolic communication has an anti-seizure effect in epileptic mice. These findings may very well initiate a shift to new therapeutic approaches for the many people who suffer from seizures and convulsions and who are treatment-resistant.

Stimulating the Brain: Electroceuticals

Stimulating the brain with electricity has been used for many years to treat various brain disorders and researchers continue to hone its capabilities.

The Enduring Mystery of Migraine

People who get migraines could soon have some new therapeutic options, but a deep understanding of the disorder continues to elude researchers.

Swiss Neuroscientists Induce Spooky ‘Feeling of a Presence’ in Healthy Volunteers

The researchers expect that such investigations ultimately could offer insights into related neuroscientific issues such as the neural origins of hallucinated voices in schizophrenia and the delusional sense of being controlled by someone else.

Destroying the Brain through Immunity

The brain has long been viewed as somewhat protected from attack by the body’s immune system.  Apart from the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis, in most of the brain disorders that have been studied, such as epilepsy, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, the immune system was not believed to play a major role.