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.
Can You Prevent Seizures?
Whatever the cause, you can usually take steps to help prevent or limit how often you get them. Find out what might trigger a seizure.
What Is an EEG (Electroencephalogram)?
Find out what happens during an EEG, a test that records brain activity. Doctors use it to diagnose epilepsy and sleep disorders.
Home Safety Tips for People With Epilepsy
What can you do to make your haven safer? Get suggestions for different rooms in your home to avoid getting hurt if you have a seizure.
How to Help Someone Having a Seizure
Watching someone have a seizure can be frightening. What can you do to protect someone from harm?
Experts answer 7 frequently asked questions about epilepsy.
Women, Epilepsy, and Sexuality
New knowledge, new drugs open new doors for people with seizure disorders.
Biofeedback for Epilepsy
Biofeedback is helping many gain control over common health problems like migraines, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, epilepsy, diabetes, high blood pressure, and incontinence.
Actor Greg Grunberg Steps Up for Epilepsy
Learn how actor Greg Gunberg is helping find a cure for epilepsy.