Women and Epilepsy

HUVANE, KATE

Neurology Now . 4(3):17-19,23-25, May/June 2008.

Nearly 1 million women and girls in the United States are affected by epilepsy. This article discusses the ramifications that epilepsy holds for women —from the impact of menstruation on seizures to the effects of antiepileptic drugs on pregnancy—and provides practical advice to help women manage epilepsy instead of letting it manage them.