About the Pediatric Epilepsy Program
The Pediatric Epilepsy Program at Hasbro Children's Hospital provides the most comprehensive care in the region to children and adolescents suffering with epilepsy. Our multidisciplinary team of experts is dedicated to identifying the best treatment options for pediatric epilepsy so that patients can keep the condition under control and preserve a high quality of life.
A Common, But Complex Condition
Epilepsy is one of the most common and most debilitating neurological disorders worldwide. Approximately one percent of the U.S. population is affected by this condition, but the severity varies in each person.
Epilepsy is a complex condition that makes a child susceptible to seizures, which are a result of abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Epilepsy can have a significant impact on quality of life, with seizures and other accompanying conditions like depression and learning disabilities impacting school and job performance.
Early diagnosis is essential to treating and living with epilepsy. Medical interventions for epilepsy continue to evolve, so if caught early, the prognosis can be manageable, with freedom from seizures and a normal quality of life.
Sophie, suffering from seizures and the side effects of the medications designed to stop them, turned to Hasbro Children’s Hospital for a specialized brain surgery aimed at curing her epilepsy. Today she is full of energy and enjoying her life again.
Eight-year-old Olivia Mullaney was just like her friends: young, healthy, full of life, a lover of sports, and a very active child.
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