Epilepsy affects millions of people worldwide. This includes young children and senior citizens. It also affects parents, business executives, teachers, students, and retirees enjoying their golden years. Epilepsy does not discriminate. In the United States, it is estimated that 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy at some point in their life. That means you or someone you know will likely be affected by epilepsy. Despite how many people are impacted by this condition, medications can prevent or reduce seizures, but they do not cure the underlying epilepsy. That is why the Epilepsy Foundation is here for you, and why we support epilepsy research.
The Epilepsy Foundation
The Epilepsy Foundation of America is committed to epilepsy research. Because of this, the Epilepsy Foundation is proud to be the largest non-government supported advocate of epilepsy research in the United States. Our goal is to learn more about epilepsy, find new and innovative treatment options, and find cures for this condition.
Areas of Epilepsy Research
Epilepsy research aims reach far and wide in order to support people with all aspects of the condition. One area of study is seizure management. For people diagnosed with epilepsy, learning how to control seizures is of the utmost importance. Therefore, current research focuses on new treatment breakthroughs to find relief for the millions of people who manage and live with the condition daily. Improved treatment options are promising with increased understanding of epilepsy.
Areas of epilepsy research are always evolving. The Epilepsy Foundation of America supports researching new ideas, promising discoveries, and potential breakthroughs. Studies are also conducted to examine severe presentations of the condition, cognitive and psychiatric complications, and morbidity. Areas of research focus on specific populations in order to understand how epilepsy affects youth, women, and seniors.