epilepsy

Dr. Dawn Eliashiv, M.D. answers questions about SUDEP

By uclahealth • June 4, 2020
“At first I didn’t think anything of it. I thought I was just getting the chills and blanking out for a second. It wasn’t until my mom noticed that we put two and two together,” says 18-year-old Briza Garcia, who was diagnosed with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy at 17. “It was [...]
By uclahealth • November 16, 2018
The Adolescent Epilepsy Center at UCLA will open its doors in June at 300 UCLA Medical Plaza. The unique, multidisciplinary center [...]
By uclahealth • May 8, 2018
My husband and I have four kids and our third child is missing a piece of a chromosome, has a brain abnormality called agenesis of the corpus callosum, epilepsy and developmental delays. He has a rare form of a rare syndrome of which there have only been 200 documented cases [...]
By Smiley • May 3, 2018
Epilepsy – a disorder of the brain associated with sudden and unpredictable seizures – is the most common chronic neurological condition among children in the U.S., affecting more than 470,000 children and adolescents under the age of 18. Understanding seizures “A seizure is a sudden surge of electrical activity [...]
By uclahealth • February 28, 2018
I can't believe it has been ten years, but what I wrote to friends and family about our very first visit with our son's neurologist, Dr. Jason Lerner, back in 2007 is still true: "He left us with the impression that excellent medical care and a friendly, [...]
By anselsdaybreak • March 30, 2017
  “Your son has epilepsy.” Four words. Four terrifying words. Heartbreaking. Devastating. It is difficult to find words that best convey what a parent feels when they receive such a diagnosis in regards to their child. A frenzy of questions and concerns enter the mind at lightning [...]
By ronniesilveirajr • March 30, 2017
We would like to recognize our Neurologist, Dr. Shawn Hussain. We first met Dr. Hussain back in 2010 when our then 5-year-old daughter, Natalie was first diagnosed with epilepsy. Dr. Hussain was one of the main Neurologists working to find the [...]
By natalie04 • March 30, 2017
Patients with intractable epilepsy have seizures that are difficult to control with medication. These uncontrolled seizures are a serious health condition that be potentially life-threatening. But there is hope for patients with intractable epilepsy. The UCLA Epilepsy Program is a [...]
By uclahealth • November 16, 2016
"Jonah has been dealing with epilepsy for three years now," says Susan Sanders, mother of 8-year-old Jonah Sanders. "He wasn't getting seizure control with any of the meds he was on; he was still having an average of one-to-three seizures per week." Jonah underwent a seven-hour surgery where doctors removed [...]
By uclahealth • June 30, 2015