This session will discuss the use of cannabinoids in the treatment of epilepsy. Epilepsy is a heterogeneous illness with a complex neuropsychiatric symptom profile. Aspects of cannabinoids may lend themselves to treat the varied symptoms that may co-occur with seizure disorders. An overview of approaches for treatment with cannabinoids will be discussed.
Review the overlaps of neurologic and psychiatric diagnostic and treatment approaches in epilepsy
Discuss the role of the endocannabinoid system
Identify potential treatment options for using cannabinoid-based products for epilepsy