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Epileptic seizures mostly controlled through drug therapy, particularly anticonvulsant drugs. Types of treatment prescribed depends on several factors including the frequency and severity of the seizures as well as the person's age, overall health and medical history. Other forms of treatment options also exist including ketogenic diet and electrical stimulation.

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      Seizure (Epilepsy) Article
      • Epilepsy Facts*
      • Introduction
      • What is epilepsy?
      • What causes epilepsy?
      • What are the different kinds of seizures?
      • Focal seizures
      • Generalized seizures
      • What are the different kinds of epilepsy?
      • When are seizures not epilepsy?
      • First seizures
      • Febrile seizures
      • Nonepileptic events
      • Eclampsia
      • How is epilepsy diagnosed?
      • Can epilepsy be prevented?
      • How can epilepsy be treated?
      • How does epilepsy affect daily life?
      • Are there special risks associated with epilepsy?
      • What research is being done on epilepsy?
      • How can I help research on epilepsy?
      • What to do if you see someone having a seizure
      • Conclusion
      • Where can I get more information?
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      • Epilepsy and an overview of the types of seizures
      • Types of generalized seizures (including grand mal)
      • Absence seizures
      • Myoclonic seizures
      • Clonic seizures
      • Tonic seizures
      • Atonic seizures
      • Types of partial seizures
      • Simple partial seizures
      • Complex partial seizures
      • Focal seizure that evolves into a generalized convulsive ("grand-mal") seizure

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