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National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Address:
PO Box 5801
Bethesda, Maryland 20824

Phone:
1-800-352-9424

Internet address:
http://www.ninds.nih.gov

Description of Services Provided:
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke is a part of the National Institutes of Health. It is the leading Federal supporter of research on disorders of the brain and nervous system. The Institute also sponsors an active public information program. Its staff answers questions about diagnosis and research related to seizures and epilepsy.

Epilepsy Foundation

Address:
8301 Professional Place
Landover, MD 20785-7223

Phone:
1-800-332-1000

Internet address:
http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org

Description of Services Provided:
The Epilepsy Foundation is a national voluntary health agency. It works for people affected by seizures through research, education, and advocacy. Its goals are the prevention and cure of seizure disorders, the alleviation of these effects, and the promotion of independence and optimal quality of life for people who have these disorders.

American Epilepsy Society

Internet address:
http://www.aesnet.org

Description of Services Provided:
The American Epilepsy Society is one of the oldest neurological professional organizations in the US. It promotes research and education for professionals interested in seizure disorders and epilepsy. The Society develops resources and collaborative relationships worldwide to advance patient care and to support efforts leading to the prevention, treatment, and cure of epilepsy.



Last reviewed March 2013 by Rimas Lukas, MD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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