Understanding Epilepsy -- the Basics
Read basic information about epilepsy and various types of seizures.
Understanding Epilepsy -- Prevention
Can epilepsy be prevented? Learn more from the experts at WebMD.
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.
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.
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.
Childhood Epilepsy Treatments
WebMD explains surgery and other techniques that have shown promise in treating epilepsy in children.
Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy - Home Treatment
Find out what to do when someone you're with has a seizure.
Epilepsy - Topic Overview
The brain controls how the body moves by sending out small electrical signals through the nerves to the muscles. Seizures, or convulsions, occur when abnormal signals from the brain change the way the body functions.