Epilepsy and the Electroencephalogram (EEG)
WebMD explains how an electroencephalogram (EEG) can be used to diagnose epilepsy.
Epilepsy and the Corpus Callosotomy
Learn more from WebMD about a brain surgery called corpus collosotomy and how it can relieve seizures in people with epilepsy.
Epilepsy and Lesionectomy
WebMD explains lesionectomy, a brain surgery used to relieve seizures in people with epilepsy.
Alternative Treatments for Epilepsy
WebMD looks at various alternative treatments touted for epilepsy.
Your Child, Sports, and Epilepsy
Most kids with epilepsy can do just about anything, including sports. Learn from WebMD what precautions you should take.
Epilepsy and Teens
Coping with a teenager who has epilepsy presents a host of challenges for parents. WebMD offers suggestions.
Epilepsy, Children, and the Ketogenic Diet
WebMD explains the ketogenic diet and how it works to curb seizures in young children.
Caring for a Child with Epilepsy
If your child has epilepsy, there are special safety concerns your family needs to be aware of. Find out what they are.
Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy - Topic Overview
An atonic seizure is a sudden loss of muscle tone in the muscles that hold the body and head upright.The seizure occurs without warning and usually causes the person to fall down.Some atonic seizures may be more limited, only causing the person's head to drop for a moment.Atonic seizures are fairly uncommon and occur mostly in people with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. This is a severe form of generalized epilepsy that begins in early childhood. (Children with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome may also have tonic seizures.)People who have atonic or tonic seizures are likely to be injured when they fall. Children may have to wear helmets and restrict their activities to prevent serious injury.
Epilepsy - Topic Overview
After you have had a seizure,it can be difficult to predict whether you will have more seizures. This makes it hard to decide whether to begin treatment for epilepsy. The first seizure you report may not actually be the first seizure you've had. You may have had seizures in the past,such as brief absence seizures or auras,without knowing they were seizures. Doing an electroencephalogram ...