Understanding Epilepsy -- Symptoms
Could you have epilepsy? Learn more about the different types of seizures and their symptoms.
Understanding Epilepsy -- the Basics
Read basic information about epilepsy and various types of seizures.
Epilepsy and the Spinal Tap
Learn more about the spinal tap -- or lumbar puncture -- and how it's used to screen for epilepsy.
Conditions Similar to Epilepsy
WebMD explains various conditions which may be mistaken for epilepsy.
Birth Control for Women With Epilepsy
Epilepsy drugs can make some birth control methods less effective. WebMD explains.
Childhood Epilepsy Treatments
WebMD explains surgery and other techniques that have shown promise in treating epilepsy in children.
Handling Bad Behavior in a Child With Epilepsy
Treating your child differently because he has epilepsy? Kids -- even those who have seizures -- need to meet the same expectations as your other children. WebMD offers suggestions for dealing with behavioral challenges at home.
Seizures in Children
Seizures in children may pass or be part of an epileptic disorder. WebMD identifies types of seizures, their diagnosis, and the risks they pose to your child.
Epilepsy and Driving - Topic Overview
Aura is the term used to describe symptoms that may occur before a seizure. An aura may include:Visual changes. Examples include: Bright lights.Zigzag lines.Slowly spreading spots.Distortions in the size or shape of objects.Blind or dark spots in the field of vision.Hearing voices or sounds (auditory hallucinations).Strange smells (olfactory hallucinations).Feelings of numbness or tingling on one side of your face or body.Feeling separated from your body.Anxiety or fear.Nausea.An aura is often the first sign that you are going to have a seizure. You may have an aura from several seconds up to 60 minutes before a seizure. Most people who have auras have the same type of aura every time they have a seizure.
Epilepsy and Driving - Health Tools
Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Epilepsy: Taking your medicines properly ...