Epilepsy: Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to frequently asked questions about epilepsy.
Get the basics on prevention of seizures from the experts at WebMD.
What Is Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy?
WebMD explains juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, including symptoms, causes, tests, and treatments.
Understanding Seizures and Epilepsy
WebMD explains various types of seizures, including those not caused by epilepsy.
Epilepsy: Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
Read about vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), a technique used to treat control seizures in people with epilepsy. Learn more from WebMD.
Epilepsy and the Spinal Tap
One test for epilepsy is the spinal tap, which can measure pressure on the brain, the presence of abnormal cells or bacteria, and glucose levels. WebMD explains why and how the procedure is performed.
Epilepsy Drugs for Children
There are a wide number of drugs available for treating epilepsy in children, and advances in the past years have made a difference. WebMD tells you more.
On the Frontline of Epilepsy Treatment
WebMD interviews Gregory L. Barkley, MD, former chairman of the Epilepsy Foundation's Professional Advisory Board, on the current state of epilepsy treatment.
WebMD explains how epilepsy is diagnosed.
Seizures - Check Your Symptoms
WebMD provides the symptoms of seizures and a checklist for you to assess yourself.