Introduction: Epilepsy


Epilepsy: Brain condition causing seizures or spasms.

Epilepsy: Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which clusters of nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain sometimes signal abnormally. In epilepsy, the normal pattern of neuronal activity becomes disturbed, causing strange sensations, emotions, and behavior or sometimes convulsions, muscle spasms, and loss of consciousness. 1

Researching symptoms of Epilepsy: Further information about the symptoms of Epilepsy is available including a list of symptoms of Epilepsy, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Epilepsy, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

Misdiagnosis and Epilepsy: Research more detailed information about misdiagnosis of Epilepsy, failure to diagnose Epilepsy, underlying causes of Epilepsy (possibly misdiagnosed), or research misdiagnosis of other diseases

Treatments for Epilepsy: Various information is available about treatments available for Epilepsy, current research about Epilepsy treatments, or research treatments for other diseases.

Causes of Epilepsy: Research more detailed information about the causes of Epilepsy, other possibly hidden causes of Epilepsy, or other general information about Epilepsy.

Statistics and Epilepsy: Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about Epilepsy, prevalence and incidence statistics for Epilepsy, and you can also research other medical statistics in our statistics center.

         Contents for Epilepsy:

1. excerpt from NINDS Epilepsy Information Page: NINDS

Last revision: May 27, 2003

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