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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.
Birth Control for Women With Epilepsy
Epilepsy drugs can make some birth control methods less effective. WebMD explains.
Women and Epilepsy
WebMD looks at the unique issues facing women with epilepsy.
What Is Benign Rolandic Epilepsy?
WebMD explains benign rolandic epilepsy, including its symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatments.
Understanding the Symptoms of Absence Seizure
WebMD explains absence seizures - formerly called petit mal seizures - both typical and atypical.
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
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.
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.