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Epilepsy Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Epilepsy

  1. Epilepsy and Home Safety

    Information on how to make a home safe for someone who has epilepsy.

  2. How to Care for Someone Having a Seizure

    Home care with epilepsy varies with the frequency and type of seizures. Find out what you can do.

  3. Epilepsy and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

    Learn how an MRI test or magnetic resonance imaging can be used in the diagnosis of epilepsy.

  4. Epilepsy and First Aid for Seizures

    Information on first aid treatments that can be used for epilepsy and seizures.

  5. Epilepsy Seizures and Driving

    Information on driving regulations for people with epilepsy.

  6. Epilepsy and Functional Hemispherectomy

    Information on a procedure called functional hemispherectomy to treat seizures in people with epilepsy.

  7. Epilepsy and Your Child's School

    Going to school can be stressful for children with epilepsy. As a parent, you can help. Learn more from WebMD.

  8. Epilepsy in Children

    Find out from WebMD what you should know if your child has epilepsy.

  9. Epilepsy: Taking Your Medicines Properly

    You may be taking one or more medications to prevent seizures. To get the most benefit from them, you need to consistently take the right dose of the right medication at the right time. This can be difficult, but by following a few key tips, you can do it.Key pointsBecome informed about the medications you are taking. Learn their names, their purpose, and their expected side effects. Know how ...

  10. Epilepsy and Driving - Topic Overview

    Complex partial seizures occur in children and adults with certain forms of epilepsy. They are the most common type of seizure in adults.An aura may occur at the beginning of a seizure. It may consist of a strange smell, taste, sound, or visual disturbance, an unexplained feeling of fear or anxiety, or a sense that everything seems strangely familiar, like it has all happened before (déjà vu), or strangely unfamiliar (jamais vu).The seizure changes the person's level of consciousness. The person may appear awake but cannot respond to anything or anyone around him or her. The person usually stares into space.The seizure may include involuntary movements called automatisms, such as lip-smacking, chewing, hand wringing, picking, and swallowing.The seizure lasts 30 seconds to 2 minutes.Most people who have complex partial seizures do not remember having them. After a seizure, the person will be confused or disoriented and may have a hard time speaking and swallowing for several

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