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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.
How to Help Someone Having a Seizure
Watching someone have a seizure can be frightening. What can you do to protect someone from harm?
Epilepsy and Teens
Coping with a teenager who has epilepsy presents a host of challenges for parents. WebMD offers suggestions.
Your Child, Sports, and Epilepsy
Most kids with epilepsy can do just about anything, including sports. Learn from WebMD what precautions you should take.
The Basics of Seizures
From symptoms to treatment to prevention, get the basics on seizures from the experts at WebMD.
Experts answer 7 frequently asked questions about epilepsy.
Women, Epilepsy, and Sexuality
New knowledge, new drugs open new doors for people with seizure disorders.
How to Handle a Chronic Illness at Work
Whether it's epilepsy or peanut allergies here are some tips on who to tell, what your employer needs to know, and what people should do in case of an emergency.
Generic Epilepsy Medications
Will switching to a generic epilepsy medication give you more 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.