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Seizures are symptoms of a brain problem. They happen because of sudden, abnormal electrical activity in the brain. When people think of seizures, they often think of convulsions in which a person's body shakes rapidly and uncontrollably. Not all seizures cause convulsions. There are many types of seizures and some have mild symptoms. Seizures fall into two main groups. Focal seizures, also called partial seizures, happen in just one part of the brain. Generalized seizures are a result of abnormal activity on both sides of the brain.

Most seizures last from 30 seconds to 2 minutes and do not cause lasting harm. However, it is a medical emergency if seizures last longer than 5 minutes or if a person has many seizures and does not wake up between them. Seizures can have many causes, including medicines, high fevers, head injuries and certain diseases. People who have recurring seizures due to a brain disorder have epilepsy.

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  1. Seizures (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... recurring seizures due to a brain disorder have epilepsy. NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  2. Seizure Disorders in Pregnancy (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) - PDF  
    ... needed to control seizures. If I have a seizure disorder, can it cause problems during pregnancy? Seizure disorders ... Can seizures be controlled? • If I have a seizure disorder, can it cause problems during pregnancy? • What risks ...
  3. Temporal lobe epilepsy; Seizure disorder ... Society. Neurology. 2007;69:1991-2007. Schachter SC. Seizure disorders. Med Clin North Am . March 2009;93(2). ...
  4. 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, ...
  5. Seizures and Epilepsy Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
    ... learn and complete their homework. Women with a seizure disorder can get pregnant. However, they should stay on ...
  6. American Epilepsy Society (American Epilepsy Society)  
    ... 9, 2014. To submit an abstract click here . Epilepsy Currents Confirmed! Durable Benefits of Epilepsy Surgery This ... epilepsy at significantly more risk of injury More Epilepsy Professional News A new article published in Nature , ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. What Is Post-Traumatic Epilepsy (American Epilepsy Society)  
    Find a Doctor | Contribute main search Search American Epilepsy Society CLINICAL RESOURCES FAQs GUIDELINES IOM EPILEPSY TREATMENTS Drug Alerts and FDA News Drug Assistance ...
  9. Seizures and Epilepsy: Hope through Research From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    ... jewelry stating that they have epilepsy or a seizure disorder. After the seizure ends, the person will probably ...
  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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