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    Medical Reference Related to Epilepsy

    1. Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy - Check Your Symptoms

      WebMD provides the symptoms of seizures and a checklist for you to assess yourself.

    2. 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.

    3. Treatments for Epilepsy in Children

      WebMD explains surgery and other treatment options for children with epilepsy.

    4. 10 Questions to Ask Doctor About Epilepsy

      If you have a recent epilepsy diagnosis, take these 10 important questions from WebMD to your next doctor appointment.

    5. Electroencephalogram (EEG)

      An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test that measures and records the electrical activity of your brain by using sensors (electrodes) attached to your head and connected by wires to a computer.

    6. 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.

    7. Refractory Epilepsy

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

    8. New Moms With Epilepsy

      New moms who have epilepsy have unique concerns about their baby's safety. WebMD offers tips on breastfeeding, bathing, carrying your baby, and more.

    9. 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.

    10. 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.

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