Have New Seizure Drugs Improved Outcomes?

There is no doubt that some new, fancy and expensive anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) have been developed and marketed.  It seems like neurologists actually prefer to use these new drugs over the older drugs that have had decades of use.

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Anti-Seizure Medications: Are You on Too Many?

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Too many seizure meds may create problems

The mainstream approach to treating seizures is to use medications.  And it pretty much stops there.

You may get some cursory advice to exercise and watch your stress levels, but the reality is that many neurologists believe that nothing you can do will be as powerful as the anti-seizure medications.

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Drug Treatment In Epilepsy And Migraines

BRAIN DAMAGE OCCURS DESPITE SUCCESSFUL DRUG TREATMENT IN EPILEPSY AND MIGRAINES.  One of my continuing frustrations in our treatment of seizures (this includes true migraines) is that we view the treatement as successful if the seizures or migraines have stopped. 

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