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Differences Between Professionals

Differences Between Professionals

I see a lot of people on the site , mainly from the US I think ,referring to epileptologists ( hope that's the correct spelling ) What's the difference between them & a neurologist/ neuropsychiatrist I've had Epilepsy for 43 years & have never heard of an epileptologist until I joined this site My neuro is a Dr ,not a Mr so he's not a surgeon - he's attached to the epilepsy centre here in South Wales

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Hi, My understanding of someone who is a epileptologist is that, that doctor will only specialise in nothing but epilepsy. The doctor will not know everything there is to know about epilepsy.

posted about 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

A doctor that specializes in Epilepsy. Much better imo. Usually in a Hospital setting type of doctor.

A neuropsychologist is interested in the brain's cognitive functions, such as attention, language, and memory.

posted about 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member Our friends are right on the ball with their explanation of the difference between them. And here is the confirmation from the Epilepsy Foundation https://www.epilepsy.com/connect/forums/living-...

posted about 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Hi Christine. I was seeing a neurologist, but my seizures were too out of control, so he referred me to an epileptologist. I've been seeing mine for several years now. Epileptologists are higher trained then a neurologist, focused only on epilepsy. I hope that helps. "Epilep"tologist.

posted about 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member and @A MyEpilepsyTeam Member explain it well. All I want to add is the fact I was seeing a neurologist for a couple years and I didn't like the lack of progress. I then saw an article in the newspaper about an epileptologist and I right away set up an appointment with him. He set me up for tests, discussed the results and told me what he planned to do based on the results. I stayed with him for 20 years until I was convinced I had control of my seizures after surgery.

posted about 1 year ago
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