COVID-19 | Self-management
This page was last updated June 16, 2020
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In times of stress and disruption, it may be more difficult for epilepsy patients to manage their routines and self-care to minimize the risk of seizures. It has never been more critical to help epilepsy patients maintain medical stability and minimize emergency department visits, both for the safety of the patient and to avoid adding to clinician workload.
These resources are designed to help you support your patients during the COVID-19 crisis and guide them through growing their self-management skills as they relate to their epilepsy.
- Ask the Expert Webinar: Epilepsy Self-management Programs in the Time of COVID-19 (recorded April 10, 2020), PDF available here
- CDC COVID-19 resources on Stress and Coping
- How Self-Management Programs Can Improve the Care You Deliver: free webinar from AES (recorded in 2016, renewed in 2020), enduring material: 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ ; on evidenced-based self-management programs for people with epilepsy.
- Managing Epilepsy Well Network for self-management programs and tools for people with epilepsy and HCPs. AES is a supporting member of the MEW network.
- Clinician guidance Information Sheets on anxiety, depression, and psychogenic non-epileptic seizures for clinicians, developed by the AES
- Common psychiatric comorbidities in epilepsy: what every neurologist must know. An AES Core Curriculum handout by Dr. Andres Kanner.
- Interprofessional Assessment and Intervention of the Psychosocial Comorbidities of Epilepsy. A recording from the 2016 Annual Meeting
- Resources for healthcare providers from the American Psychological Association