Many people with seizures are first seen in an emergency room. They are then treated as an outpatient by a neurologist or general medicine physician. Often, the diagnosis can be made by the person’s seizure history.
About half of the people who experience a single seizure will never have another seizure, and treatment is not recommended. For those with recurrent seizures, which is epilepsy, anti-epileptic medication is used to control the seizures, and it works in about 70 percent of people.
Some people may require an advanced diagnostic workup for their seizures. This may include people for whom:
Outpatient Clinic Visit
At the initial office visit, patients are asked to bring the following information:
The doctor will also perform a thorough physical examination of the nervous system, checking mental function, such as memory, simple arithmetic, and naming objects, movement, muscle strength, walking, balance and coordination, sensation and reflexes.