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.
WebMD explains how epilepsy is diagnosed.
Women and Epilepsy
WebMD looks at the unique issues facing women with epilepsy.
What Is Benign Rolandic Epilepsy?
WebMD explains benign rolandic epilepsy, including its symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatments.
Understanding the Symptoms of Absence Seizure
WebMD explains absence seizures - formerly called petit mal seizures - both typical and atypical.
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.