Catching the lightning

Epilepsy is a disease that remains stubbornly bewildering—to the nearly three million Americans who have it and the doctors who treat it. In some cases, it can be traced to an underlying disease, injury or brain malformation. But in most cases, its origins are a mystery. And whepilepsy_02ile many new epilepsy medications have come on the market, the percentage of people whose seizures can be controlled by drugs remains stubbornly unchanged: two thirds.

Read about one such patient in Children’s Epilepsy Program who had brain surgery to stop her seizures.