Epilepsy is a general health condition characterised by recurrent epileptic seizures without a clear external cause. A large number of diseases with different causes, ways of manifestation and treatment methods fall under epilepsy.
Epilepsy cannot be fully treated, but seizures can be controlled to prevent them or make them lighter with the help of medications. The prescribed medication must be taken every day, often for the rest of the patient’s life. Sudden discontinuation of epilepsy medications may lead to new epileptic seizures.
Two physicians and a nurse engage in specialised treatment of patients with epilepsy; in addition, a neuropsychologist and a clinical psychologist also advise patients. This is a field that has undergone rapid development at our centre in the past year. We have developed a special patient monitoring programme.