Epilepsy

This information is useful for children, adults, and older adults
A woman with epilepsy enjoys a coffee with a friend.

About 3 million U.S. adults and 370,000 children live with epilepsy, which are seizures are caused by an interruption to the brain’s normal electrical activity. While these interruptions are sometimes linked to a tumor or brain injury, there's no apparent cause for many cases. Luckily, with proper treatment and prevention, most people with epilepsy can achieve an enjoyable quality of life they. Yale Medicine is home to some of the world's leading specialists in the treatment of epilepsy.

Clinical Trials

New treatments for many conditions are tested in clinical trials, which ultimately bring lifesaving new drugs and devices to the patients who need them most. By participating in a clinical trial, you may get access to the most advanced treatments for your condition, and help determine their benefits for future patients.