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  1. Drug Treatments for Essential Tremor

    Drugs most commonly used to treat essential tremor (ET) include beta-blockers and epilepsy drugs. Learn more from WebMD about these and other treatments and their side effects.

  2. Drugs for Children With Epilepsy

    Advances in epilepsy drug research have made a real difference in the lives of children with the disease. WebMD tells you more.

  3. Treatments for Epilepsy in Children

    WebMD explains surgery and other treatment options for children with epilepsy.

  4. 10 Questions to Ask Doctor About Epilepsy

    If you have a recent epilepsy diagnosis, take these 10 important questions from WebMD to your next doctor appointment.

  5. Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Lennox Gastaut Syndrome is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  6. Glucose Transporter Type 1 Deficiency Syndrome

    Summary Glucose transporter type 1 (Glut1) deficiency syndrome is a rare genetic metabolic disorder characterized by deficiency of a protein that is required for glucose (a simple sugar) to cross the blood-brain barrier. The most common symptom is seizures (epilepsy),which usually begin within the first few months of life. However,the symptoms and severity of Glut1 deficiency syndrome can ...

  7. Progressive Myoclonus Epilepsy

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Progressive Myoclonus Epilepsy is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  8. Status Epilepticus

    Epilepsy is a group of disorders of the central nervous system characterized by repeated convulsive (paroxysomal) electrical disturbances in the brain. The major symptoms may include loss of consciousness,convulsions,spasms,sensory confusion and disturbances in the nerves that control involuntary body functions (autonomic nervous system). Episodes of these symptoms are frequently preceded by ...

  9. Dravet Syndrome Spectrum

    Dravet syndrome is a rare genetic epileptic encephalopathy (dysfunction of the brain) with onset during the first year in an otherwise healthy infant. Mutations of the SCN1A gene cause 79% of diagnosed cases of Dravet syndrome. Frequently referred to as a sodium channelopathy,this intractable epilepsy is characterized by unilateral (one-sided) clonic or tonic clonic (grand mal) seizures that ...

  10. Pyridoxine-Dependent Epilepsy

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Pyridoxine - Dependent Seizures is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

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