Epilepsy is mostly treatable with medication, but this method is not effective for about 30% of patients. In some cases, brain surgery may be an option. Epilepsy surgery is an operation on the brain to control seizures and improve the person's quality of life. Read more: Surgical Options for Epilepsy Article
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
What Are the Main Causes and Symptoms of Epilepsy?
What is epilepsy and what causes it? Learn the signs and symptoms of epilepsy, what causes it, how doctors diagnose it, and what you can do to treat it.
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Medications & Supplements
- Klonopin (clonazepam) vs. Buspar (buspirone)
- What Are the Side Effects of Antiepileptic Drugs?
- Vimpat (lacosamide)
- Side Effects of Lamictal (lamotrigine)
- Side Effects of Dilantin (phenytoin)
- Side Effects of Mysoline (primidone)
- Side Effects of Zonegran (zonisamide)
- Xcopri (cenobamate)
- Side Effects of Keppra (levetiracetam)
- Side Effects of Tegretol (carbamazepine)
- Sabril (vigabatrin)
- Vigadrone (vigabatrin)
- Banzel (rufinamide)
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