Many people with epilepsy report that psychological factors in everyday life can affect how often they have seizures. Treatment for people impacted by epilepsy most often begins with the initiation of anti-seizure medication. Psychological/behavioral therapies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), also can be utilized to assist people living with epilepsy increase their ability to cope with their chronic condition, with goals of contributing to improved seizure control, psychological wellbeing and quality of life.
Behavioral Health Providers, including social workers, psychologists, nurse practitioners, psychiatry advanced practice providers and counselors.
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