Epilepsy & Seizures Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

RNS System - Responsive Neurostimulation for Epilepsy
The RNS System brain implant can stop seizures in their tracks, providing help to people whose epilepsy hasn't been controlled by prescription drugs.

5 Tips to Cope With Epilepsy in Your Daily Life
If you've just been diagnosed with epilepsy, you're probably a bit overwhelmed. These five tips will help you cope with your diagnosis in daily life.

Working with Epilepsy: Employee Rights and Concerns
If you have epilepsy, you're legally protected from workplace discrimination. Learn your rights and what special accommodations you may need.

Alzheimers Disease (Demential) as a Cause of Seizures
Along with dementia, people with Alzheimer's disease may also cause seizures. What kind of seizures occur, and how are these best managed?

The Ketogenic Diet at School for Children with Epilepsy
If your child is following the ketogenic diet to control epilepsy, providing food at school will be challenging. Here are six tips that can help.

What Causes Seizures and How Are They Treated?
Seizures are frightening, but experiencing one doesn't mean you have epilepsy or need medication. Here are seven facts about seizure causes and types.

Using EEG and Medical History to Determine Seizure Focus
Learn about the focus of a seizure, including how a person's unique symptoms and EEG findings can help a doctor determine where a seizure originates.

Understanding Automatisms in Seizure Disorders
Learn about automatisms, which are purposeless movements seen in some forms of epilepsy, such as absence seizures and complex partial seizures.

Understanding the Post-Ictal Phase of a Seizure
Read about the brain recovery period after a seizure called the postictal phase, including duration, EEG findings, and symptoms associated with it.

Connection Between Down Syndrome and Epilepsy
There are many causes of epilepsy, and a connection has been shown between children with Down syndrome and epilepsy. Learn about this connection here.

Why Does My Doctor Want Me to Have an EEG for Epilepsy?
Learn how doctors use electroencephalograms, or EEGs, to help diagnose epilepsy, how to prepare for the test, and what to expect during the testing.

5 Things To Know about Seizure First Aid
As a person with epilepsy I am often asked,

Getting Pregnant When You Have Epilepsy
If you are a woman with epilepsy, getting pregnant is something you may need to carefully plan.

Absence (Petit Mal) Seizure - Description, Treatment
An absence seizure is a type of seizure that can be characterized by staring, rapid blinking, or repetitive eye and extremity movements.

What Is an Aura Before an Epileptic Seizure?
What exactly are auras before seizures, what types are there, and how can understanding these warning signs help guide treatment for epilepsy? Learn more.

First Aid Tips on Keeping a Person with a Seizure Safe
Read about how to keep a person who is having a seizure safe and comfortable, including tips on avoiding injury, and what to do when the seizure ends.

Can Hormones Cause Seizures in Women with Epilepsy?
Normal hormonal changes in women with epilepsy can impact the number of seizures they experience. Learn whether your hormones can trigger seizures.

What Are Partial Seizures?
Take control of your epilepsy by learning more about different kinds of seizures, such as the partial ones, which affect only one area of the brain.

Preparing for and Understanding Spinal Taps
Learn about a spinal tap procedure, also known as a lumbar puncture, including how its performed, what it feels like, and what to expect afterwards.

What Do I Do if I See Someone Having a Seizure?
What do you do when someone has a seizure? You might have a loved one or coworker with epilepsy, and knowing seizure first aid may be life saving.

Treatment of Epilepsy - What is Treatment of Epilepsy
What is the treatment of epilepsy? There are many epilepsy treatment options available. For instance, surgery and and drug treatment for epilepsy exists. While every treatment plan for seizure disorder is individualized, there is a seizure treatment for everyone.

Is Epilepsy Inherited?
There are many causes of epilepsy, and it appears that, in some cases, epilepsy can run in families. also, learn tips for coping with epilepsy.

Intractable Epilepsy: When Drugs Don't Control Seizures
You have intractable epilepsy if you've tried two or more drug treatments but the drugs didn't control your seizures. Learn your treatment options.

Symptoms of Epilepsy
Many factors can cause epilepsy as well as many signs and symptoms of epilepsy that can vary from person to person. This site will address what causes epilepsy, as well as the symptoms of epilepsy.

Status Epilepticus - Management and Causes
What is status epilepticus, what causes it, and how is it managed? What are the complications and are there any ways to prevent it from happening?

Failing to Take Epilepsy Medications Can Be Dangerous
Not taking epilepsy medications may cause complications - including more seizures. Learn what can happen if you don't take your medications regularly.

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Basics of epilepsy
Are you newly diagnosed with epilepsy or have a loved one who suffers from it? Epilepsy is a complicated, but controllable, disorder. This page will help you to understand the basics of epilepsy, its causes, and how it can be controlled.

Epilepsy - Epilepsy Support Or Message Board
Are you looking for epilepsy support or message board, or support after epilepsy surgery? There are many places on the internet to find support about epilepsy and seizures.

Seizure Types - Types Of Seizures
There are many types of seizures, such as absence seizures, tonic clonic seizures, grand mal seizures, stress seizures, febrile seizures, and petit mal seizures. This site will address the differently types of seizure disorders.


Epilepsy Scholarships
Scholarships are available for people with epilepsy who may be considering college, university, technical school or culinary school.

Epilepsy Glossary
The Epilepsy Glossary is intended to help you better understand commonly used terms associated with epilepsy.

Epilepsy Complications - Complications Of Seizures
When you have epilepsy, there are epilepsy complications that can also be expected. There are many complications of seizures, such as epilepsy psychological problems, epilepsy and sudden death, and status epilepticus.