Epilepsy is two or more seizures that occur without a specific cause. Seizures are altered behavior that occurs when part(s) of the brain receives a burst of abnormal electrical signals that temporarily interrupts normal electrical brain function. 

Different kinds of epilepsy are classified according to:

Lurie Children's specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of children's epilepsy. Learn more about our renowned program and treatments by visiting the Division of Epilepsy.

New Epilepsy Research Center to Advance Treatments

Epilepsy specialists from Lurie Children’s are collaborating with adult researchers in epilepsy and other disciplines through the new epilepsy research center launched by Northwestern Medicine’s Institute for Translational Neuroscience.

The new epilepsy research center will initially focus on Dravet syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy that begins in infancy and often does not respond well to therapy.

Learn more about the epilepsy research center.

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Read about the specialty areas and services that treat Epilepsy.

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