Epilepsy and the Ketogenic Diet
WebMD explains the ketogenic diet and its role in eliminating or reducing epileptic seizures.
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.
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, Children, and the Ketogenic Diet
WebMD explains the ketogenic diet and how it works to curb seizures in young children.
Epilepsy and Teens
Coping with a teenager who has epilepsy presents a host of challenges for parents. WebMD offers suggestions.
WebMD explains the triggers, symptoms, and prevention of photosensitive epilepsy.
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 epileptic seizure or convulsion can be terrifying. A seizure temporarily interferes with muscle control, movement, speech, vision, or awareness. It may cause a person's entire body to shake violently for a few seconds to a few minutes, and he or she may lose consciousness.Seizures can be mild to severe, and they affect people differently. Even though you may feel helpless around someone having
Questions About Medicines for Epilepsy - Topic Overview
Epilepsy that causes partial seizures is sometimes called focal epilepsy, because the seizures start at a specific focus or location within the brain. In people with this type of disorder, the electrical charges that cause seizures begin in a specific area in the brain, although more of the brain may become affected during the seizure.Epilepsy that causes partial seizures is the most common type of epilepsy in adults. The seizures do not always have a known cause. But they often result from severe head injury, stroke, brain tumor, brain infections, scar tissue, and other diseases that affect the brain.These same conditions may also cause partial seizures in children. But the cause of partial seizures in children is more often unknown (idiopathic). These seizures are often a form of benign focal childhood epilepsy, which has no known cause.Drug therapy is the usual treatment for partial seizures for both adults and children. Surgery that removes the affected area of the brain is also