Childhood Epilepsy

 - Yosef Hadar / World Bank for the World Bank Photo Collection via Flickr

Yosef Hadar / World Bank for the World Bank Photo Collection via Flickr

Childhood Epilepsy

More than half of the nearly 3 million people who have epilepsy in the U.S. are children. What causes childhood epilepsy, treatments currently available and advice for families coping with this complex disorder.

More than half of the nearly 3 million people who have epilepsy in the U.S. are children. What causes childhood epilepsy, treatments currently available and advice for families coping with this complex disorder.

Guests

Dr. Angel Hernandez

Medical Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
Cook Children's Health Care System, Fort Worth, Texas

Joan Austin

Distinguished Professor Emerita, Indiana University School of Nursing

Dr. Eric Kossoff

Associate Professor, Neurology and Pediatrics
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Medical Director, Ketogenic Diet Center
Director, Pediatric Neurology Residency Program

Video From the Mayo Clinic

Dr. Elaine Wirrell, a pediatric neurologist at Mayo Clinic, describes how childhood epilepsy is diagnosed and treated at Mayo Clinic:

Please familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct and Terms of Use before posting your comments.

Our address has changed!

The Diane Rehm Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.