Webinar for Behavioral Health Providers: Epilepsy Treatment

Epilepsy News From: Wednesday, August 21, 2019


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Webinar recorded on Thursday, September 12, 2019

Originally published on August 21, 2019.

Webinar held Thursday, September 12, 2019

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"Medical Therapy in Epilepsy: Treatment, Side Effects, Drug Interactions"

Treatment for people with epilepsy most often begins with anti-seizure medication. Controlling seizures, avoiding medication side effects, and maintaining the best possible quality of life are common aims of therapy. Mood and behavior side effects related to antiseizure medications are well established and are important to consider when deciding how to treat a person's epilepsy seizures.


You can positively impact the lives of your patients by increasing your knowledge of the medical treatment of epilepsy. This webinar will

  • Review the pharmacologic treatment of epilepsy
  • Review common side effects of anti-seizure medications
  • Review mood or behavior side effects related to use of antiseizure medications
  • Review common drug interactions
  • Describe the importance of adherence to alleviate risk in epilepsy
  • Review seizure first aid and the use of rescue medications


Ron Manderscheid PhD
Executive Director, National Association of County Behavioral Health & Developmental Disability Directors (NACBHDD)
Executive Director, National Association for Rural Mental Health (NARMH)
Adjunct Professor, Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, University of Southern California
Adjunct Professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University


Cate Brocker MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Director, Epilepsy Foundation Wellness Institute

Guest Speakers

Barry Gidal PharmD, RPh
Professor of Pharmacy and Neurology
School of Pharmacy University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Epilepsy Foundation Editorial Board, epilepsy.com

Elaine Kiriakopoulos MD, MSc
Director of Health Communications and Engagement, Epilepsy Foundation
Research Associate, Department of Neurology, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

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This program is made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under cooperative agreement number 1U58DP0026256-03-00, CFDA 93.850. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the CDC.

Authored by

Epilepsy Foundation Health Communications

Reviewed by

Epilepsy Foundation Communications

Reviewed Date

Friday, October 11, 2019

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