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. Read more: Epilepsy Treatment Article
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Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which the person has seizures. There are two kinds of seizures, focal and generalized. There are many causes of epilepsy. Treatment of epilepsy (seizures) depends upon the cause and type of seizures experienced.
Seizures Symptoms and Types
Seizures are divided into two categories: generalized and partial. Generalized seizures are produced by electrical impulses from throughout the brain, while partial seizures are produced by electrical impulses in a small part of the brain. Seizure symptoms include unconsciousness, convulsions, and muscle rigidity.
What Causes Myoclonic Seizures in Babies?
Epileptic syndromes that cause myoclonic seizures usually begin in early childhood, and last throughout life, though milder forms may improve with adulthood. Doose syndrome (myoclonic-atonic epilepsy), Dravet syndrome (severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy [SMEI]) and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome are all childhood epilepsy syndromes that may cause seizures in babies and toddlers.
Can the Vagus Nerve Cause Seizures?
The vagus nerve is an important pathway to the brain in addition to helping to control seizures. Stimulation of the vagus nerve leads to the discharge of electrical energy into a wide area of the brain, disturbing the abnormal brain activity that causes seizures. The vagus nerve is used to treat seizures that do not respond to medications.
What Is a Cluster Seizure?
Cluster seizures are episodes of increased seizure activity in which two or more seizures occur in 24 hours. Multiple seizures occur one after the other typically with a recovery period between each seizure and are different from a person’s usual seizure pattern.
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How Do You Stop Multiple Seizures?
Seizures are a medical emergency. Whether the seizure is a first-time onset or a recurring episode, it is advisable to dial 911 and call for help. A group of drugs called benzodiazepines is usually administered to stop multiple seizures.
Epilepsy and Seizures: How to Treat?
A seizure is a sudden, uncontrolled electrical disturbance in the brain. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder where brain activities are abnormal, causing more than one or recurrent episodes of seizures. Most cases of seizures can be managed conservatively with medication and supportive treatments.
Do Seizures Come in Clusters?
Yes, seizures can come in clusters. The term seizure clusters is used when three or more seizures that occur within 24 hours (or within six hours as defined in some studies).
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Treatment & Diagnosis
Medications & Supplements
- Klonopin (clonazepam) vs. Valium (diazepam)
- clonazepam (Klonopin)
- Klonopin (clonazepam) vs. Buspar (buspirone)
- diazepam (Valium, Diastat, Acudial, Diastat Pediatric, Diazepam Intensol)
- gabapentin (Neurontin)
- What Are the Side Effects of Antiepileptic Drugs?
- Vimpat (lacosamide)
- valproic acid, divalproex, Depakote, Depakote Sprinkle, Depakote ER, Depakene, Depacon, Stavzor
- Side Effects of Keppra (levetiracetam)
- Side Effects of Dilantin (phenytoin)
- phenytoin (Dilantin)
- Primidone (Mysoline) Side Effects, Dosage, and Uses
- Side Effects of Lamictal (lamotrigine)
- valproate sodium syrup - oral, Depakene
- carbamazepine, Tegretol, Tegretol XR , Equetro, Carbatrol, Epitol, Teril
- lamotrigine, Lamictal, Lamictal CD, Lamictal ODT, Lamictal XR
- levetiracetam (Keppra)
- zonisamide (Zonegran)
- Side Effects of Mysoline (primidone)
- Side Effects of Zonegran (zonisamide)
- Side Effects of Tegretol (carbamazepine)
- Xcopri (cenobamate)
- magnesium sulfate
- oxcarbazepine suspension - oral, Trileptal
- Sympazan (clobazam)
- levetiracetam antiepileptic
- divalproex sodium
- Sabril (vigabatrin)
- ethosuximide - oral, Zarontin
- Sesquient (fosphenytoin sodium)
- Seizalam (midazolam) Injection
- Carnexiv (carbamazepine) Injection
- Roweepra (levetiracetam)
- Banzel (rufinamide)
- Vigadrone (vigabatrin)
- Elepsia XR (levetiracetam)
- Nayzilam (midazolam)
- tiagabine - oral, Gabitril
Prevention & Wellness
- No Link Between Antidepressants in Pregnancy, Epilepsy in Children
- Scientists Pinpoint Why Epilepsy Seizures Rise in Pregnancy
- Brain Implant for Adults With Epilepsy Can Help Kids, Too
- What's Behind Unexplained Epilepsy in Kids? A Gene Test May Tell
- Coming Soon: A Wearable Device to Predict Epileptic Seizures
- Pet Dogs Can Alert Owners to Epileptic Seizures
- Insights Into Genes Driving Epilepsy Could Help With Treatment
- Therapeutic Brain Implant Won't Alter Personality in Epilepsy Patients: Study
- Did CBD Oil for Seizures Push a 2-Year-Old Boy Into Puberty?
- Reassuring News for Women Taking Epilepsy Meds While Pregnant
- Aftermath of Seizures Troubling for Those With Epilepsy
- Don't Believe Online Claims for Pot's 'Benefits'
- Gabapentin, Opioids a Deadly Duo: FDA
- Epilepsy Foundation Goes After Twitter Users Sending GIFs That Trigger Seizures
- Where Pot Is Legal, People Are Likely to Believe Its Benefits
- Virtual Doc Visits Suffice for Many With Neurological Disorders
- 3 Drugs for Severe Epileptic Seizures Are Equally Effective: Study
- FDA Approves XCOPRI for Treatment of Partial-Onset Seizures
- She Lives With Seizures, and Public Stigma, Every Day
- They Had Half Their Brains Removed. Here's What Happened After
- Pain Twice as Common for Kids With Autism: Study
- Interest in CBD Products Keeps Soaring, but Health Experts Wary
- Clues to Why Epileptic Seizures Can Halt Breathing
- FDA Warns CBD Product Maker About False Claims
- Sudden Death Can Occur Even in Well-Controlled Epilepsy
- Epilepsy Drug Tied to Higher Risk of Suicidal Behavior in Young Users
- FDA Takes Hard Look at CBD
- Some CBD Oils, Marijuana-Derived Drug Now Allowed on Flights: TSA
- More Evidence CBD Can Help Ease a Form of Epilepsy in Kids
- Medical Pot: An Elixir for the Elderly?
- Joking Through Brain Surgery? Seriously?
- 'Mind-Reading' AI Turns Thoughts Into Spoken Words
- First Generic Version of Epilepsy Drug Sabril Approved
- FDA Clears Epilepsy Smartwatch for Use in Kids
- Rough Neighborhood, Worse Epilepsy?
- Sudden Death Risk in Epilepsy Can Wane Over Time
- Benefits of CBD Liquid for Epilepsy May Fade With Time: Study
- Some Types of Epilepsy Pose More Risks During Pregnancy
- DEA Reschedules CBD Drug for Epilepsy
- Internal Body Clocks May Affect Timing of Epileptic Seizures
- Folic Acid Supplements in Pregnancy Help Kids of Women With Epilepsy
- FDA OKs First Drug Containing Marijuana-Derived Ingredient
- Low Dose of CBD Liquid Eases Epilepsy Seizures: Study
- Study Debunks Idea That Epilepsy Can Hamper Fertility
- Fetal Exposure to Epilepsy Drug Tied to Lower School Grades Later
- Pot Compound Alters Levels of Seizure Drug in Epilepsy Patients
- Genetic Testing Can Help Pinpoint Epilepsy Earlier
- Pot Ingredient Might Ease Severe Epilepsy
- Young People With Epilepsy Struggle on Many Fronts
- Study Sees No Link Between Common Epilepsy Drug, Certain Birth Defects
- Marijuana Chemical May Help Prevent Epileptic Seizures in Kids, Young Adults
- Marijuana Chemical Shows Promise for Hard-to-Treat Epilepsy in Kids
- Kids With Epilepsy Face Higher Early Death Risk, Study Reports
- High-Fat, Low-Carb Diet May Help With Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy
- Mom's Epilepsy Drugs Appear Safe in Breast Milk
- When Medical Marijuana Doesn't Work
- Epilepsy Surgery Improves Patients' Lives, Research Finds
- Vigorous Exercise May Lessen Young Men's Risk of Epilepsy
- Surgery Effective for Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy
- Surgery Keeps Many Epilepsy Patients Seizure-Free
- Certain Epilepsy Drugs Linked to Suicide
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