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Epilepsy - What Increases Your Risk

The risk for epilepsy increases if you have:

Epilepsy may develop even though you do not have any risk factors. This is especially true of many forms of childhood epilepsy.

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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: March 12, 2014
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