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Overview: Epilepsy is a neurological disorder in which people have recurrent seizures. More than three million people in the U.S. have some form of epilepsy. But with proper treatment, the disease can be managed.
In this Medically Speaking podcast, Jennifer Hopp, M.D., the director of the
University of Maryland Medical Center’s Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, discusses
the causes and treatments for epilepsy. And, speaking with Michelle Murray,
Dr. Hopp also outlines the different types of seizures and discusses treatment
options, including medications, vagus nerve stimulation, and sometimes surgery
to help manage the disease. Dr. Hopp is also an assistant professor of neurology
at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
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