Nerve stimulation shows promise as prophylactic:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Preclinical studies of vagus nerve stimulation have shown that the technique could slow, or even stop, the progress of epilepsy. Experiments on cats, by researchers at the Instituto Mexicano de Psiquiarria in Mexico City, indicated that animals with electrically-induced epilepsy could have the development of their seizures delayed with a series of four one-minute treatments (Epilepsia, July). The researchers, who used Houston, Texas-based Cyberonics' device, concluded that research should now be carried out on humans. The technique is already used for refractory seizures.