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Prioritizing mental health care in patients with epilepsy

People with epilepsy are at increased risk of mental health disorders (and vice versa). This is why neuropsychiatrists should be embedded in your epilepsy care.

Brain mapping unlocks treatments for movement, mental health disorders

Disruptions in the brain’s communication network can cause severe depression, tremors, and seizures. See how brain mapping helps control symptoms and improve quality of life.

A story of Hope and teamwork: Facing a brain tumor at age 24

When an SMU grad student learned she had a 2-inch brain tumor in her right frontal lobe that was causing seizures, she turned to the team of neurosurgery and epilepsy specialists at UT Southwestern's Peter O'Donnell Brain Institute to give her a second chance at life.

Boy is seizure-free after advanced epilepsy surgery

Born 16 weeks early, Jordan's health defied the odds. But at age 4, he started having back-to-back seizures – as many as 50 a day. See how team-based care and precision epilepsy surgery gave Jordan his life back, free from seizures.

MEG technology: Improving epilepsy surgery outcomes, one weird helmet at a time

A futuristic helmet. Gnarly ‘80s eyewear. And the most advanced imaging technology available for epilepsy brain surgery. Discover how Elizabeth Davenport, Ph.D., is helping brain surgeons improve epilepsy outcomes, a million data points at a time. Learn more.

Disney star’s death shows it’s time to end the epilepsy stigma

While tragic, the death of Disney star Cameron Boyce has given voice to SUDEP (sudden unexpected death in epilepsy). Epilepsy is common, but it still carries a stigma for many patients and their families. Sasha Alick, M.D., discusses why patients should talk about epilepsy, plus tips to reduce health risks.

10 epilepsy treatments – from lowest to highest risk

Dr. Mark Agostini discusses what’s new in the world of epilepsy treatment and which traditional therapies still play a big role.

Epilepsy surgery advancements can eliminate seizures, improve patients’ memories

Recent advancements have made epilepsy surgery safer and more effective. Dr. Lega discusses when physicians who care for patients with epilepsy should consider referring them for a surgical evaluation.

Ready to seize the day

Last summer, Trevor Williams had surgery to treat his epilepsy. Two months later, “everything changed,” he say

Who should consider epilepsy surgery, and when

Recent advancements have made epilepsy surgery safer and more effective. Dr. Lega discusses when people with epilepsy should consider a surgical evaluation.