What is the mainstay of treatment for epilepsy?

Updated: May 30, 2019
  • Author: David Y Ko, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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The mainstay of seizure treatment is anticonvulsant medication. The drug of choice depends on an accurate diagnosis of the epileptic syndrome, as response to specific anticonvulsants varies among different syndromes. The difference in response probably reflects the different pathophysiologic mechanisms in the various types of seizure and the specific epileptic syndromes.


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