According to the Epilepsy Foundation:
- An epilepsy syndrome is defined by a group of features usually occurring together.
- The features in a syndrome may include types of seizures commonly seen, age when seizures commonly begin, part of the brain involved, usual course, genetic information, and much more.
- Collectively this description provides information on what medicine and other treatments may be helpful.
If you click on the link or image above, you will go to a page on Epilepsy Foundation website that talks about each of these syndromes in detail. In order to help illustrate how different epilepsy can be for various patients, I will pick a few of these syndromes and write some blog posts about them in the next few weeks. If you have a request, please let me know.