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GUIDELINES

 

Australia does not have any general guidelines for eilepsy management. UK guidelines are frequently referenced.

Annual Report of the UK Chief Medical Officer 2001 (page 22)*

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The current state of epilepsy guidelines: A systematic review (2016)

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UK Links to Epilepsy Guidance

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NICE UK Pathways

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UK Clinical Guideline 137: The epilepsies: the diagnosis and management  of the epilepsies in adults and children in primary and secondary care. National Institute for Clinical Excellence UK 2012 (updated 2016)

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Diagnosis and management of epilepsy in adults. Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) updated May 2015

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International League Against Epilepsy: Definitions and Guidelines

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Search a collection of Epilepsy Guidelines: American Academy of Neurology

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American Epilepsy Society Guidelines

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Epilepsy Society of Australia position statement: The use of Sodium Valproate in women of childbearing age​ (2018)

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Epilepsy Society of Australia position statement: Medical Marijuana (2016)

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Epilepsy Society of Australia position statement: Generic drug use in epilepsy 2008

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Epilepsy Society of Australia position statement: Antiepileptic drugs and bone health 2009

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Epilepsy Society of Australia position statement: HLA testing for Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) 2009

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Epilepsy Society of Australia position statement: Alleged increased risk of suicidal behaviour and suicidal ideation with antiepileptic drugs 2008

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' ...understanding of the illness amongst health professionals is not high...the problem is not addressed....by health services with the same commitment as is given to other chronic diseases'*