Up to 70% of people could have their epilepsy controlled with medication (anti-epileptic drugs). For some people whose epilepsy does not respond to anti-epileptic drugs, there may be other possible treatment options.
The ketogenic diet is one treatment option for children with epilepsy whose seizures are not controlled with AEDs. The diet may help to reduce the number or severity of seizures and can often have positive effects on behaviour.
Deep brain stimulation
Deep brain stimulation therapy is a surgical treatment which aims to reduce seizures not controlled with medication, and where surgery to treat the cause of seizures is not possible. It involves implanting electrodes into specific areas of the brain.