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.


  • Dr. Eric Kossoff Associate Professor, Neurology and Pediatrics Johns Hopkins Hospital Medical Director, Ketogenic Diet Center Director, Pediatric Neurology Residency Program
  • Joan Austin Distinguished Professor Emerita, Indiana University School of Nursing
  • Dr. Angel Hernandez Medical Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program Cook Children's Health Care System, Fort Worth, Texas

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

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