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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)  
    ... not ideal for all seizure patients. Living With Epilepsy When seizures are controlled, most epileptic patients can ...
  3. American Epilepsy Society (American Epilepsy Society)  
    ... 9, 2014. To submit an abstract click here . Epilepsy Currents The Developing Brain Is More Likely to ... Anti-seizure drug may reduce alcohol consumption More Epilepsy Professional News NPR highlights the research of AES ...
  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. Temporal lobe epilepsy; Seizure disorder ... Epilepsy occurs when permanent changes in brain tissue cause the brain to be too excitable or jumpy. ...
  6. ... 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 ...
  7. ... 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- ...
  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. ... 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. ... Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > PRICKLE1-related progressive myoclonus epilepsy with ataxia On this page: Description Genetic changes ... December 2011 What is PRICKLE1-related progressive myoclonus epilepsy with ataxia? PRICKLE1 -related progressive myoclonus epilepsy with ...
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