What are the treatment goals for epilepsy?
No seizures, no side effects, and an optimal quality of life
Control or reduce frequency of seizures and ensure compliance (30-35% of patients are refractory to treatment)
Provide optimal quality of life and allow the patient to live as normal as possible (driving, social relationships, future plans, safety, social stigma)
Balance tolerability, efficacy, and side effects
Accurately diagnose seizure type and classification to determine appropriate AED