Epilepsy

What Is It?


Epilepsy is a condition characterized by recurring seizures in an individual. Seizures are an abnormal overactivity of the cells of the brain which can affect variable regions of the central nervous system, primarily in the forebrain. The effects of seizures depend on their location in the brain and their extent. The classic appearance of seizure with physical convulsions in a patient is a common manifestation of seizures but not all types of seizures include convulsions.

There are many causes of seizures. In general, any injury to the brain can lead to seizures, including trauma, tumors, vascular lesions, hemorrhage and developmental anomalies. Below are many links to pages describing many of the various types of seizures and causes of this disease.

Learn more about the symptoms.

Learn more about its treatment, including antiepileptic drugs and surgery.


Types of Seizures


Causes and Types of Epilepsy


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Important Note: This site is not intended to offer medical advice. Every patient is different, and only your personal physician can help to counsel you about what is best for your situation. What we offer is general reference information about various disorders and treatments for your education.

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