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The SMILE 3 Initiative: Improving the well-being of persons with epilepsy

  • Status
    Accepting Candidates
  • Age
    18 Years - 88 Years
  • Sexes
  • Healthy Volunteers


The purpose of this study is to see whether incorporating services that help patients with epilepsy learn about stress management will improve their overall well-being.


Protocol number IRB202200383


The inclusion criteria for the study participants are as follows: (1) age between 18-88 years old, (2) carries a diagnosis of epilepsy, (3) fluent in English, (4) able to provide informed consent and complete the assessments, and (5) watch the online stress management video.

The exclusion criteria are as follows: persons with epilepsy not able to complete the assessments and watch the online stress management video.

Lead researcher

  • Neurologist, Clinical Neurophysiologist, Epilepsy Physician

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