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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. Seizures and Epilepsy Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
    Seizures and Epilepsy Introduction More than 2 million people in the United States are currently living with epilepsy. About 1 in ... to have fewer seizures. RNS System Living with Epilepsy When seizures are controlled, most people with epilepsy ...
  3. American Epilepsy Society (American Epilepsy Society)  
    ... Junior Investigators is October 31, 2014. Read more! Epilepsy Currents Cannabidiol: Promise and Pitfalls Seizing an Opportunity ... such as cardiac arrhythmias, epilepsy and Parkinson's More Epilepsy Professional News Three Studies Shed New Light on ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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. ...
  6. Temporal lobe epilepsy; Seizure disorder ... Epilepsy occurs when permanent changes in the brain cause it to be too excitable or irritable. As ...
  7. Seizures and Epilepsy: Hope through Research From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    ... Enhancing Diversity Find People About NINDS Seizures and Epilepsy: Hope Through Research Clinical Trials Brain Infusion of ... now know that he was right. What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which clusters ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. ... catalog Conditions > Spinal muscular atrophy with progressive myoclonic epilepsy On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... What is spinal muscular atrophy with progressive myoclonic epilepsy? Spinal muscular atrophy with progressive myoclonic epilepsy (SMA- ...
  10. ... 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 ...
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