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Epilepsy - Prevention

Since the cause of epilepsy is often not clear, it generally is not possible to prevent it.

Head injury, a common cause of epilepsy, may be preventable. Always wear your seat belt in the car and a helmet when riding a bike or motorcycle, skiing, skating, or horseback riding.

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What Is Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy?

Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, or JME, is a form of epilepsy that starts in childhood or adolescence. People with disorder experience muscle twitching or jerking. They may also have other seizure types, including full-blown convulsive seizures or absence seizures (staring spells). Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy is among the most common forms of epilepsy. One of every 14 people with epilepsy have juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. Treatment with an epilepsy drug that works for multiple seizure types is usually...

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Last Updated: August 26, 2011
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