Epilepsy and First Aid for Seizures
Information on first aid treatments that can be used for epilepsy and seizures.
Caring for a Child with Epilepsy
If your child has epilepsy, there are special safety concerns your family needs to be aware of. Find out what they are.
Epilepsy in Children
Find out from WebMD what you should know if your child has epilepsy.
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.
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.
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.
Epilepsy - Health Tools
This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding epilepsy.
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
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.
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.