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Epilepsy Action Australia has produced an extensive series of over 30 short informational videos featuring some of Australia’s leading specialists, including:

  • Epileptologist, Dr Andrew Bleasel
  • Neurologist, Dr Dan McLaughlin
  • Neuropsychologist, Dr Laurie Miller
  • Paediatric Neurologist, Dr Kate Riney
  • Clinical Neurologist and Epileptologist, Associate Professor Cecilie Lander
  • Head of the Epilepsy Program, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Professor Terence John O’Brien.

These esteemed experts discuss a wide range of epilepsy topics of interest and give practical advice on everything from memory issues, diet and sleep, to children’s issues like babysitting and sleepovers.

You can also find these videos and many other Epilepsy Action clips featured on our YouTube channel EpilepsyTV.


Surgery Video 2

- Dr Andrew Bleasel

Some people have poor seizure control despite trying a number of medications. Surgery is treatment option that is available to manage epilepsy and seizures. Dr Andrew Bleasel speaks about who is a suitable candidate for surgery and when it should be considered.


- Ass Prof Cecilie Lander

Epilepsy is more common in people over the age of 65 than under the age of 20. How would you cope living with epilepsy in your senior years? Associate professor cecilie Lander speaks about seniors living with epilepsy.

Unexpected Pregnancy

- Ass Prof Cecilie Lander

There are times when life takes unexpected turns. Suddenly finding yourself pregnant whilst taking medications for epilepsy can be one of them. Associate Professor Cecilie Lander talks about how to best manage your medications during this time.

Anxiety & Depression

- Dr Dan McLaughlin

Anxiety and depression are quite common in the general community, you may wonder how common it is in people with epilepsy. Dr Dan McLaughlin discusses these and many other issues.

Assessing Memory

- Dr Laurie Miller

Dr Laurie Miller talks about the pro’s and con’s of neuropsychological assessments and how to access limited services.