In-depth

Coping and support

Support groups

Facing a major life change or a serious illness? Don't go it alone. A support group can connect you with others in the same boat.

Tests and diagnosis

EEG (electroencephalogram)

Here's what to expect if you're scheduled for an EEG (electroencephalogram) — a common diagnostic test for many brain disorders, especially epilepsy.

MRI

MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.

SPECT scan

SPECT scans use radioactive tracers and special cameras to create images of your internal organs. Find out what to expect during your SPECT.

Treatments and drugs

Epilepsy and pregnancy

Most pregnant women who have epilepsy deliver healthy babies, yet concerns remain. Here's what you need to know about epilepsy and pregnancy.

Vagus nerve stimulation

Vagus nerve stimulation may be an option when traditional epilepsy treatment doesn't work.

Jun. 25, 2011