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Epilepsy, Epileptic Seizure, Anti-Convulsion Research at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Researchers at both of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's Comprehensive Epilepsy Centers conduct studies to advance our understanding of the causes, consequences and treatment of epilepsy.

Comprehensive Epilepsy Center of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell

At the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell, researchers are studying:

  • New anti-convulsant therapies.
  • The effects of epilepsy on mood and memory.
  • New methods of brain stimulation to control epileptic seizures.
  • Improvements to vagal nerve stimulation to achieve best seizure control.
  • Studies to better understand the relationships between the reproductive steroid hormones, epilepsy and behavior.

Comprehensive Epilepsy Center of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia is pursuing research in:

  • New anti-seizure medications.
  • New neurostimulation devices.
  • Alternative therapies for epilepsy symptoms.
  • New surgical techniques to achieve greater control of seizures.
  • Treatments for conditions related to epilepsy, including deteriorating bone health and sleep disorders.

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