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Seizure Disorders Directory
The brain communicates with other parts of the body through electrical impulses. For the brain to function properly, these electrical impulses must be discharged in an orderly, organized, and coordinated way. If not, seizures may occur. In seizure disorders, the brain's electrical activity is occasionally disturbed, resulting in temporary brain dysfunction. There are two basic types of seizure disorders, epileptic seizures and nonepileptic seizures. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage on seizure disorders, what they look like, how they are treated, and much more.
Can You Prevent Seizures?
Whatever the cause, you can usually take steps to help prevent or limit how often you get them. Find out what might trigger a seizure.
What Is an EEG (Electroencephalogram)?
Find out what happens during an EEG, a test that records brain activity. Doctors use it to diagnose epilepsy and sleep disorders.
Home Safety Tips for People With Epilepsy
What can you do to make your haven safer? Get suggestions for different rooms in your home to avoid getting hurt if you have a seizure.
Diagnosing epilepsy takes patience. It isn’t something that happens in one appointment. But if you stick with the process, doctors can figure out if epilepsy is causing your seizures and treat the condition with medication.
Experts answer 7 frequently asked questions about epilepsy.
Women, Epilepsy, and Sexuality
New knowledge, new drugs open new doors for people with seizure disorders.
Generic Epilepsy Medications
Will switching to a generic epilepsy medication give you more seizures?
Epilepsy Medications: Finding the Right Drug to Control Seizures
In the past 20 years, the number of epilepsy drugs available has more than doubled. Learn how to find the right epilepsy medication for controlling your seizures.
Slideshows & Images
What Makes Your Muscles Twitch and Spasm?
Sometimes your muscles seem to have a mind of their own. Learn what could be behind your twitches, spasms, and cramps.
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Epilepsy
Shaking, a blank stare, and confusion are symptoms of epilepsy shown in our comprehensive slideshow about this brain condition.