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  1. MERRF Syndrome

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report MERRF Syndrome is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  2. Status Epilepticus

    Epilepsy is a group of disorders of the central nervous system characterized by repeated convulsive (paroxysomal) electrical disturbances in the brain. The major symptoms may include loss of consciousness,convulsions,spasms,sensory confusion and disturbances in the nerves that control involuntary body functions (autonomic nervous system). Episodes of these symptoms are frequently preceded by ...

  3. Drug Treatments for Essential Tremor

    Drugs most commonly used to treat essential tremor (ET) include beta-blockers and epilepsy drugs. Learn more from WebMD about these and other treatments and their side effects.

  4. Refractory Epilepsy

    WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of refractory epilepsy, which develops when your seizures aren't brought under control by medicine.

  5. Epilepsy and Multiple Subpial Transection (MST)

    WebMD explains multiple subpial transection (MST), a surgery which is used to control brain seizures in people with epilepsy who don't respond to medication.

  6. Epilepsy and Your Changing Hormones

    A woman's hormone levels seem to play a role in epilepsy -- especially during puberty, ovulation, and menopause. Learn more from WebMD.

  7. Epilepsy: Surgical Options for Epilepsy

    Epilepsy surgery may be an option for people whose seizures are not controlled by medication, or who cannot tolerate the side effects of seizure medications. WebMD explains different surgical options for epilepsy.

  8. Working With Your Doctor for the Best Epilepsy Treatment

    If you've just been diagnosed with epilepsy, you will want to know all your options for treatment. WebMD explains various medications and surgical options to control seizures.

  9. 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.

  10. Epilepsy Seizure: What to Do in an Emergency

    WebMD tells you how to recognize when seizures require emergency care and what to do if you witness a person having a seizure.

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