About Epilepsy

Dr. Drew Pinsky.

Why Talk About Epilepsy?

TalkAboutIt.org was created by Greg Grunberg (star of NBC's HEROES) in collaboration with the Epilepsy Foundation, and unites Hollywood stars to ask questions and to provide answers on epilepsy awareness, and invite change in the public's false understanding and perceptions about epilepsy.


Dr. Drew Pinsky walks into the foreground of the main terminal of a brightly lit and colorful train station, and speaks to us improvisationally:

Dr. Drew Pinsky: Listen, seizures, epilepsy are common conditions, affect all kinds of people. Its not being possessed by the devil , its not that there is something wrong with the person. They are having a little electrical discharge in their cerebral cortex that generalizes, causes them to fall down,  we got meds for it. There's great treatments,  it doesn't mean anything about the person, but I urge you to talk about it, let them tell you what it feels like to have this condition, and how ridiculous people are about it, and how they feel about how other people treat them for having an electrical discharge in their brain. I'm Dr. Drew -- talk about it.

Dr. Drew exits by the way he came in, leaving us with the ambience of a busy terminal.

Dr. Drew Pinsky

(b. 1958, Pasadena, CA)

Co-Host, Loveline (1984-1995)

Self, Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew (2008-09)

MD University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Residency Internal Medicine, Huntington Memorial Hospital

Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine

Board Certified, American Society of Addiction Medicine

Member of American College of Physicians

Licensed Physician and Surgeon in the State of California since 1985