Epilepsy Benchmarks Area I: Understanding the Causes of the Epilepsies and Epilepsy-Related Neurologic, Psychiatric, and Somatic Conditions

Epilepsy Curr. Jan-Feb 2020;20(1_suppl):5S-13S. doi: 10.1177/1535759719895280. Epub 2020 Jan 22.


The 2014 NINDS Benchmarks for Epilepsy Research included area I: Understand the causes of the epilepsies and epilepsy-related neurologic, psychiatric, and somatic conditions. In preparation for the 2020 Curing Epilepsies Conference, where the Benchmarks will be revised, this review will cover scientific progress toward that Benchmark, with emphasize on studies since 2016.

Keywords: NINDS Benchmarks for Epilepsy Research; causes of epilepsy; causes of the epilepsies; epilepsy benchmarks; epilepsy comorbidities; progress in epilepsy research; what causes seizures.