Epilepsy is a general term for conditions with recurring seizures. There are many kinds of seizures, but all involve abnormal electrical activity in the brain that causes an involuntary change in body movement or function, sensation, awareness, or behavior.
- CDC Epilepsy Activities
- About Us, Improving Care, Combating Stigma, Self-Management...
- State Activities
- Basic Information, Statistics, Publications...
- Epilepsy Basics
- FAQs, Fast Facts, First Aid, Support Information, Brochures...
- Professional Training
- Epilepsy Projects Underway, Variety of Trainings Available...
- CDC Funded Research
- Health care/health outcome studies,
- Self-management studies...
- CDC Resources, Other Federal Government Resources, Nongovernment Resources...
- At A Glance, Journal Articles, Reports...
- Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP)
- Risk Factors, Reducing Risk, Information for Parents, Spouses...
- "My Seizures Know More"
A web tool for managing your seizures and epilepsy.
- The Managing Epilepsy Well Network
Learn about the Managing Epilepsy Well (MEW) Network, a thematic network of CDC’s Prevention Research Centers (PRC) Program, funded by CDC’s Epilepsy Program.
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- New Healthy People 2020 Epilepsy Objective
The Epilepsy Objective is Disability and Health Objective DH-6: Increase the proportion of people with epilepsy and uncontrolled seizures who receive appropriate medical care.
- Institute of Medicine Report: Epilepsy Across the Spectrum
This IOM report on Epilepsy makes cross-sector recommendations designed to improve the lives of people with Epilepsy and their families by promoting health and public understanding.
Read the report.
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