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Epilepsy: A New Definition
Published on April 22, 2014

Seizures and epilepsy are not the same. An epileptic seizure is a transient occurrence of signs and/or symptoms due to abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain. Epilepsy is a disease characterized by an enduring predisposition to generate epileptic seizures and by the neurobiological, cognitive, psychological, and social consequences of this condition. Translation: [...]

FOCUS on EPILEPSY 2013
Published on February 21, 2013

  A SELF MANAGEMENT PROGRAM FOR ADULTS WITH EPILEPSY The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago and the University of Michigan’s Center for Managing Chronic Disease are looking for volunteers to participate in research to test the effectiveness of a program for adults with epilepsy that provides: The latest research findings on quality of life and epilepsy. [...]

Antidepressants May Lead to Fewer Seizures in People with Epilepsy
Published on December 4, 2012

Besides helping to boost mood, antidepressants may also reduce seizure frequency for people with epilepsy, a new study suggests. Read more…

Watch “Now I Know” Videos Filmed at the 2012 Consumer Conference
Published on November 27, 2012

This collection of “Now I Know” videos was filmed at the 2012 Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago Consumer Conference, held on November 17, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. These short videos were filmed using a laptop digital camera, and were completely unrehearsed. The collection shows the variety of experience among those living with epilepsy, and highlights [...]

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month
Published on November 1, 2012

The Epilepsy Foundation’s  ”Now I Know” Video Campaign  November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month! As part of our mission to help overcome the challenges created by epilepsy, we’re pleased to announce our Now I Know video campaign.  When it comes to epilepsy, what do you know now that you wish you knew sooner?  We’re inviting [...]