Epilepsy Patient Guide – Dr. Siddharth Kharkar

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Meaning of Seizures, Epilepsy & Non-Epileptic Events


What are the different kinds of seizures? [Focal seizures, Lip-smacking seizures, generalized-tonic etc]

What are the different kinds of seizures? [Focal seizures, Lip-smacking seizures, generalized-tonic etc]

What are “Provoked” seizures?

What are “Provoked” seizures?

Seizure mimics in Children: Which peculiar events can be mistaken for seizures?

Seizure mimics in Children: Which peculiar events can be mistaken for seizures?

Seizure Mimics in Children & Adults: Which events can be mistaken for seizures?

Seizure Mimics in Children & Adults: Which events can be mistaken for seizures?

What is “Syncope” & “Orthostatic Hypotension”?

What is “Syncope” & “Orthostatic Hypotension”?

What are “Epilepsy Syndromes”?

What are “Epilepsy Syndromes”?

Meaning of seizures (fits)

Meaning of seizures (fits)

Meaning of Epilepsy

Meaning of Epilepsy

Non-Epileptic events (including Non-Epileptic Seizures / Stress seizures)

Non-Epileptic events (including Non-Epileptic Seizures / Stress seizures)

What is the cause of Epilepsy?

What is the cause of Epilepsy?

is epilepsy a genetic disease

is epilepsy a genetic disease

Investigations for Epilepsy


What are the MRI findings in Epilepsy?

What are the MRI findings in Epilepsy?

What are the EEG findings in Epilepsy?

What are the EEG findings in Epilepsy?

Treatment of Epilepsy


What first-aid should be given during a seizure?

What first-aid should be given during a seizure?

What triggers seizures in Epilepsy?

What triggers seizures in Epilepsy?

Epilepsy & Pregnancy


Fertility: Can a man or woman with epilepsy have a baby?

Fertility: Can a man or woman with epilepsy have a baby?

Seizures: Always prevent seizures during pregnancy!

Seizures: Always prevent seizures during pregnancy!

Teratogenicity: Are seizure medications safe in pregnancy?

Teratogenicity: Are seizure medications safe in pregnancy?

Heredity: Is epilepsy a hereditary disease?

Heredity: Is epilepsy a hereditary disease?

Childbirth & later: Can I breastfeed if I have Epilepsy?

Childbirth & later: Can I breastfeed if I have Epilepsy?

Checklist: Have a safe pregnancy in Epilepsy!

Checklist: Have a safe pregnancy in Epilepsy!

Caution: This information is not a substitute for professional care. Do not change your medications/treatment without your doctor's permission.
Dr. Siddharth Kharkar

Dr. Siddharth Kharkar

Dr. Siddharth Kharkar has been recognized as one of the best neurologists in Mumbai by Outlook India magazine and India today Magazine. He is a board certified (American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology certified) Neurologist.

Dr. Siddharth Kharkar is a Epilepsy specialist in Mumbai & Parkinson's specialist in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

He has trained in the best institutions in India, US and UK including KEM hospital in Mumbai, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), USA & Kings College in London.

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