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What is epilepsy?

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Robert Fisher, M.D., Ph.D., Maslah Saul MD Professor, Stanford Neurology Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Room A343 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, CA 94305-5235


EPILEPSY Epilepsy DRAFT 04/08/05 Page 1 of 12 The purpose of the items in this section is to determine the types and causes or classification of seizure disorders.

Curing Epilepsy

II Approximately 3 million Americans... …currently live with epilepsy, a brain disorder in which clusters of nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain sometimes signal abnormally, causing seizures.

What is epilepsy

What is epilepsy? Epilepsy is the name that doctors use to talk about a disorder in which a person has had 2 or more seizures that just "come out of the blue."

A common question

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Epilepsy - A Brief Overview

1 Epilepsy - A Brief Overview ©2005 Alain Koyama; Completed: April 2005; For correspondences, email to: akoyama@cogneurosci.com Epilepsy is a neurological condition in which an individual experiences chronic abnormal bursts of electrical discharge in the brain.

Epilepsy: Know the Facts

Epilepsy: Know the Facts What Causes Epilepsy? More than half the time, the cause is unknown. Where a cause can be determined, it is most often one of these: • head injury • infections that affect the brain • stroke • brain tumor • Alzheimer's disease • genetic factors What is Epilepsy?

Epilepsy: the disorder

16 Prof Edward H. Reynolds MILESTONES IN THE HISTORY OF EPILEPSY 1 Introduction Epilepsy is a common medical and social disorder or group of disorders with unique characteristics.

Annual Report

www.EpilepsyFoundation.org More than 12 million people visit the Foundation's Web site, www.epilepsyfoundation.org, every year. This year the site continued to be improved with the latest information about epilepsy.