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Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes people to have recurring seizures. The seizures happen when clusters of nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain send out the wrong signals. People may have strange sensations and emotions or behave strangely. They may have violent muscle spasms or lose consciousness.

Epilepsy has many possible causes, including illness, brain injury, and abnormal brain development. In many cases, the cause is unknown.

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  1. Epilepsy (National Library of Medicine)  
    Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes people to have recurring seizures. The seizures happen when clusters ... may have violent muscle spasms or lose consciousness. Epilepsy has many possible causes, including illness, brain injury, ...
  2. American Epilepsy Society (American Epilepsy Society)  
    ... download session handouts today through the Virtual Totebag ! Epilepsy Currents Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Connecting Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, ... partial onset seizures provides long-term benefit More Epilepsy Professional News The World Health Organization addresses the ...
  3. Women with Epilepsy: Drug Risks and Safety During Pregnancy (American Academy of Neurology) - PDF  
    ... Guideline for PATIENTS and ThEIr FAMILIES WOMEN WITh EPILEPSY: DrUG rISKS AND SAFETY DUrING PrEGNANCY I have epilepsy and plan to become pregnant. Will taking an ...
  4. Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Treating Epilepsy (American Academy of Neurology) - PDF  
    ... and their FAMILIES VAGUS NERVE STIMULATION FOR TREATING EPILEPSY This information sheet is provided to help you ... apnea for people with the condition I HAVE EPILEPSY, AND MY CURRENT THERAPY IS NOT HELPING ME. ...
  5. Temporal lobe epilepsy; Seizure disorder ... Epilepsy occurs when permanent changes in the brain cause it to be too excitable or irritable. As ...
  6. ... OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Lafora progressive myoclonus epilepsy On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... Reviewed July 2009 What is Lafora progressive myoclonus epilepsy? Lafora progressive myoclonus epilepsy is a brain disorder ...
  7. ... literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... definitions Reviewed February 2013 What is pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy? Pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy is a condition that involves ...
  8. ... Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Pyridoxal 5'-phosphate-dependent epilepsy On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... June 2008 What is pyridoxal 5'-phosphate-dependent epilepsy? Pyridoxal 5'-phosphate-dependent epilepsy is a condition ...
  9. ... literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... definitions Reviewed June 2012 What is juvenile myoclonic epilepsy? Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy is a condition characterized by ...
  10. Genetics Home Reference: Northern epilepsy From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... Recent literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Northern epilepsy On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... Glossary definitions Reviewed September 2013 What is Northern epilepsy? Northern epilepsy is a genetic condition that causes ...
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