Improving Education in Medication-Resistant Epilepsy

There are hundreds of thousands of people in the United States with medication-resistant epilepsy. For many, their condition could be better managed by learning more about it and finding the right specialist who can help.

There are hundreds of thousands of people in the United States with medication-resistant epilepsy. For many, their condition could be better managed by learning more about it and finding the right specialist who can help.

In today's world, that education can be as simple as finding the right doctor to get the care patients need or overcoming fears associated with brain surgery that can, today, be a fairly routine procedure. Marvin A. Rossi, MD, PhD, from Rush University Medical Center, said there has been dramatic improvement in the treatment of epilepsy over the time of his career which leaves him optimistic for the future of care. While there are obstacles in the way, Rossi said they are not insurmountable enough to prevent finding cures for many patients with epilepsy over time.