Table 1

 How can EEG help in epilepsy?

Diagnosis of epilepsy
Differential diagnosis of paroxysmal neurological events
Distinction between a focal and generalised seizure disorder
Identification of syndrome specific changes
Recognition of photosensitivity
Management of epilepsy
Assessing risk of recurrence after an unprovoked seizure
Selection of antiepileptic treatment
Likelihood of seizure relapse if medication is withdrawn
Identification of epileptogenic region in epilepsy surgery candidates
Investigation of cognitive decline
Detection of non-convulsive status
Monitoring in convulsive status