Epilepsy: Updated Treatments and Care

Hosted by Melissa A. Carran, MD

About 200,000 new cases of seizure disorders and epilepsy are diagnosed each year and almost 3 million people in the U.S. have some form of epilepsy. Seizure disorders and epilepsy affects a number of physical and mental functions. Epilepsy affects women differently than men, especially in the area of reproduction. Some types of epilepsy can be inherited. Parents with a history of seizures are more likely to have children with the same condition than those with other generalized seizures.

Melissa Carran, MD, is a Cooper neurologist and along with her colleagues is an integral part of the Cooper Neurological Institute. She is board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology. She received her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati. She completed her internship at Crozer Chester Medical Center and her residency and a fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, both in Philadelphia. Dr. Carran sees patients at the Cooper Neurological Institute in Camden and in her office in Cherry Hill.

Dr. Carran will answer questions about treatments and living with epilepsy.