Help with epilepsy

How we can help you

Do you or a member of your family have epilepsy? If so, you're in good hands with us. We specialise in epilepsy in people of all ages. First we investigate what exactly is happening. Then we choose an appropriate treatment. We do this in consultation with you. We also carry out scientific research into epilepsy, often in collaboration with teaching hospitals and universities. By doing so, we learn more about causes and treatments. We also share this knowledge with you.

Investigating your epilepsy

If you have epileptic seizures, the neurologist will investigate what is causing them. They will listen to your history, perform a number of tests and examinations, and examine a scan of one of your seizures. You will discuss the outcome of the tests with the neurologist. This is how we find out the best way we can help you.

  • Neurological examination
  • Long-term EEG with video recording
  • Psychological examination
  • Investigation of learning and behavioural problems
  • Standard EEG
  • Tilt table test
  • 24-36-hour paediatric diagnostic programme

Treatment of epilepsy

There are several ways of treating your epilepsy. Our specialists examine the results of your tests and examinations. Then they choose the treatment that is most appropriate for you. In some cases you will receive several treatments at the same time. If the treatment is not effective (or effective enough), it will be changed.

  • Medicines
  • Psychological therapy
  • Vagal nerve stimulation
  • Ketogenic diet
  • Epilepsy rescue therapy
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Deep brain stimulation

Support and guidance

Is the treatment working well? That’s great, but perhaps you still need extra assistance. You could need support as you learn to live with epilepsy, for instance. Or maybe you need advice on how to carry on working or going to school in spite of your seizures. We’d be glad to help you with this too.

  • Living with Epilepsy Risk Checklist
  • Seizure alert or alarm systems
  • Epilepsy support dog
  • Seizure calendar
  • Educational support
  • Social work
  • Help in the workplace
  • Protective headgear
  • Help with swallowing problems

Epilepsy and other problems

Some people with epilepsy may also have an additional disability, illness or some other problem. We call this comorbidity. This makes it even more difficult to lead a normal life. If you are in this situation, we will be glad to help — for example by providing information about other potential problems, or by offering a treatment or therapy. And if you have extensive care needs, you can even live with us. Then we will be there to support you day and night.

  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Communication problems
  • Non-congenital brain injury
  • Behavioural problems
  • Swallowing problems
  • Physical problems
  • Sleeping problems
  • Anxiety