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  1. Epilepsy Seizures and Driving

    Information on driving regulations for people with epilepsy.

  2. Symptoms of Epilepsy and Seizures

    There are several types of seizures in epilepsy and some you might not even notice in your child. Learn what to look for.

  3. Epilepsy and Your Child's School

    Going to school can be stressful for children with epilepsy. As a parent, you can help. Learn more from WebMD.

  4. Epilepsy in Children

    Find out from WebMD what you should know if your child has epilepsy.

  5. Epilepsy - Other Treatment

    For many years, antiepileptic medication was the only treatment for people with epilepsy. This is still true for many people, although surgery is now an option for some.

  6. Epilepsy - What Happens

    Although epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders involving the nervous system, experts often cannot explain exactly how or why the disease develops and how or why the abnormal electrical activity in the brain occurs.

  7. Epilepsy - Health Tools

    This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding epilepsy.

  8. Helping a Person During a Seizure - Topic Overview

    An epileptic seizure or convulsion can be terrifying. A seizure temporarily interferes with muscle control, movement, speech, vision, or awareness. It may cause a person's entire body to shake violently for a few seconds to a few minutes, and he or she may lose consciousness.Seizures can be mild to severe, and they affect people differently. Even though you may feel helpless around someone having

  9. Epilepsy - Symptoms

    Seizures are the only visible symptom of epilepsy. There are different kinds of seizures, and symptoms of each type can affect people differently. Seizures can last from a few seconds to a few minutes.

  10. Epilepsy: Myoclonic Seizures - Topic Overview

    Myoclonic seizures affect a small number of children and adults with generalized epilepsy of unknown cause (idiopathic). In children and teens with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, the seizures seem to occur most often after waking up or while falling asleep.During a myoclonic seizure:The arms, legs, torso, or facial muscles jerk rapidly as though they are being shocked.The body may jerk once or many times, on one or both sides of the body, in a rhythmic or random pattern.The person usually does not lose consciousness.Myoclonic seizures are almost always very brief.

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