Epilepsy and Seizures

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about epilepsy and seizures.

What are some nonsurgical treatment options for epilepsy?

Dr. Barbara Phillips discusses nonsurgical treatments for epilepsy. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


The main treatment for epilepsy is medication. There are numerous medicines available today. About two-thirds of people with epilepsy now control their seizures with medicine. Other nonsurgical options include diet. A ketogenic diet is most often used in children, but modified diets can be used in adults and are sometimes effective.

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Source: Barbara Phillips, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute; Arshi Naz, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute