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Epilepsy Treatments

Treatments for Epilepsy Epilepsy is a disorder that affects the central nervous system. During an epileptic episode, the brain's neural activity is disrupted. The disruption causes periods of unusual activity and seizures. A seizure can sometimes cause a loss of consciousness. During a seizure, people can have several different symptoms. Some people twitch their arms and ...

Epilepsy Overview

Epilepsy: What You Need to Know Epilepsy is a serious neurological disorder with a variety of different causes and treatments. Almost everyone has heard of epilepsy, and since an estimated one percent of people have this condition, you might even know someone who is living with epilepsy. But this disorder is still poorly understood by the ...

Epilepsy Causes

What are the Causes of Epilepsy? In about half of all cases of epilepsy, the cause is unknown. Epilepsy is the result of disturbed electrical impulses in the brain, so it may be a symptom of something gone wrong more than it is its own disease in some cases. In other cases, doctors can discern the ...

Epilepsy History

A Brief History of Epilepsy It was the devil's fault. So the Babylonians believed. The earliest mention of epilepsy appears in a Babylonian tablet that now sits in the British Museum. Hammurabi, the sixth king of Babylonia, in his Code of Hammurabi cautions potential owners against epileptic slaves, who the Babylonians suspected were possessed by demons. In ...