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Living with epilepsy can be frustrating, especially if you’re struggling to control your seizures with medication.

The first of its kind in Delaware, the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at ChristianaCare Health System brings hope to those who have missed activities or important life milestones because of their seizures.

More Accurately Diagnosing Seizures

A seizure is a sudden, uncontrolled electrical disturbance in the brain. This can cause changes in behaviors, movements and levels of consciousness.

There are many types of seizures, and they can affect you differently depending on where the seizures begin in the brain. It’s sometimes difficult for doctors to accurately diagnose the type of seizure since they often can’t observe your seizure and how it affects you firsthand during your office visit.

That’s why the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit is helpful in pinpointing where seizures are starting in the brain. During your stay, our clinical team records seizures as they are happening. Video cameras are used to record body movements, and an electroencephalography (EEG) is used to monitor brain activity.

This approach provides more in-depth information and data about your brain’s activity. As a result, our highly-specialized team of medical experts can more accurately diagnose the type and severity of your seizures. We can then work with you to design the most effective treatment plan. Our goal is for you to get the treatment you need to live your life to the fullest.