Epilepsy is a physical disorder, not a mental problem. There are several different types of epilepsy, ranging from petit mal (absence) a mild form of epilepsy, to grand mal (tonic-clonic) epilepsy which results in seizures, also known as convulsions. Seizures are due to electrical discharges in the brain. Epilepsy is usually controlled with medication. Epileptics have normal intelligence.
Aims to promote social understanding and acceptance of this disease by demystifying the processes in the human brain which lead to seizure. Includes a bulletin board.
Fact sheet on this rare condition, its cause, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.
Details of the disease, causes, symptoms, and treatments, from the United Kingdom's Epilepsy Society.
Information on this disease, including for children and women. [not suitable for all browsers]
While treatment choices are many for controlling epileptic seizures, there is still much to learn about this condition. by Audrey T. Hingley.
Offers a resource guide, treatment and medication information and discussion, and news.
Clinically-oriented information on the various types. Offers free limited access and a fee based subscription.
Information sheet compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Summary of symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and outlook.
Information booklet compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Find in-depth information including seizures, symptoms, and treatments.
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