BMC’s Yawkey building doors are now closed as an entrance as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance our campus and provide you with the best clinical care.

All patients and visitors on our main campus must enter our hospital via Shapiro, Menino, or Moakley buildings, where they will be greeted by team members at a new centralized check-in desk before continuing to the hospital. We are excited to welcome you and appreciate your patience as we improve our facilities.

An epilepsy syndrome is a disorder defined by seizure type, age of onset, clinical and EEG findings, family history, response to therapy, and prognosis.

A physician will review your child's seizure types, associated symptoms, and diagnostic testing to determine if he or she has an epilepsy syndrome. It is not always possible to classify a child's seizures into a specific syndrome, but in those children with an identifiable syndrome it will be easier to predict response to treatment and prognosis.