Seizure Disorders Directory
The brain communicates with other parts of the body through electrical impulses. For the brain to function properly, these electrical impulses must be discharged in an orderly, organized, and coordinated way. If not, seizures may occur. In seizure disorders, the brain's electrical activity is occasionally disturbed, resulting in temporary brain dysfunction. There are two basic types of seizure disorders, epileptic seizures and nonepileptic seizures. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage on seizure disorders, what they look like, how they are treated, and much more.
When Should I Call the Doctor About Epilepsy?
WebMD explains the signs that you should call a doctor of 911 if you or a loved one has epilepsy.
Women, Pregnancy, and Epilepsy
Women with epilepsy overwhelmingly have healthy babies. But it's important to work closely with doctors throughout the pregnancy to ensure that they are taking the right epilepsy medications and other supplements to prevent against birth defects. WebMD tells you more.
The Basics of Absence Seizure
Learn more from WebMD about absence seizures, a symptom of epilepsy.
Diagnosis & Treatment of Absence Seizures
Learn more from WebMD about the diagnosis and treatment of absence seizures, a form of epilepsy that affects children.
Experts answer 7 frequently asked questions about epilepsy.
Women, Epilepsy, and Sexuality
New knowledge, new drugs open new doors for people with seizure disorders.
Actor Greg Grunberg Steps Up for Epilepsy
Learn how actor Greg Gunberg is helping find a cure for epilepsy.
Generic Epilepsy Medications
Will switching to a generic epilepsy medication give you more seizures?