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Epilepsy is a relatively common condition – a group of disorders that involve seizures. Learn what causes epilepsy and how it affects families.

What Is Epilepsy?

Get an overview of what is epilepsy and what are seizures, causes, types, and treatments.

Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain's electrical system. Abnormal electrical impulses cause brief changes in movement, behavior, sensation, or awareness.

Causes

Learn about seven common causes of epilepsy.

For women, the pattern of seizures is often directly related to their hormone cycles.

Fever seizures can be frightening but they are not usually harmful.

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