To accelerate progress in epilepsy research, we need to know we are directing our efforts to where they will have the most impact. Our SHAPE NETWORK questions were designed to identify research priority areas for people living with epilepsy.
So far, hundreds have already completed our four-question survey, helping us identify some consistent early themes. But there is strength in numbers, and in the fight against epilepsy, we need to work together. If you haven’t already, you can still join our SHAPE NETWORK here. We particularly want to hear from more men, older people, and people living with comorbidities. Together, we can shape the future of research.
The findings so far
Top three priorities for future research:
1. Reducing side effects from drugs
2. New and improved treatment options
3. More effective antiepileptic drugs
The top four ways epilepsy has interrupted lives: