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.