Epilepsy education materials and other resources

Patient and Family Education Materials If parents need quick, clear info about a kids’ health topic, we have it all.

Bones, Muscles and Joints Use of some antiepileptic drugs can lead to bone thinning. Here’s how you can keep your child’s bones strong.

Electroencephalogram How to prepare your child, plus tips for keeping kids happy and relaxed during the test.

Electroencephalogram (ambulatory) Tips to get ready for an extended EEG in which your child wears a recording device overnight.

Electroencephalogram Instructions (ambulatory) How to record your child’s activities and indicate any seizure activity during the test.

Genetic conditions Read up on what they are and how they’re passed from parent to child (Hmong, Somali, and Spanish translations available at link).

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) What it is, what to expect and how to help your child before and during the procedure.

Phenobarbital Get the facts on this common seizure medication.

Surgery for epilepsy sooner rather than later Read why surgery shouldn’t necessarily be a treatment of last resort.

Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Learn about this genetic disorder, which is often accompanied by seizures (also in Hmong, Somali and Spanish).

Video electroencephalogram (EEG) [Inpatient] Read up on this procedure that records brain activity and physical activity at the same time.

Video electroencephalogram (EEG) [Outpatient] How to prepare for a video EEG performed at the doctor’s office.

Get help or get involved

American Epilepsy Society

Camp Oz

Epilepsy Foundation of America

Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota

North American Antiepileptic Drug Pregnancy Registry

National Association of Epilepsy Centers

Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance


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