When do seizures require treatment?

Updated: May 30, 2019
  • Author: David Y Ko, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Special situations that require treatment include the following:

  • Recurrent unprovoked seizures: The mainstay of therapy is an anticonvulsant; if a patient has had more than 1 seizure, administration of an anticonvulsant is recommended

  • Having an abnormal sleep-deprived EEG that includes epileptiform abnormalities and focal slowing, diffuse background slowing, and intermittent diffuse intermixed slowing


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