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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.
What Are Febrile (Fever) Seizures?
It’s hard to watch your child have a seizure. But, when it happens along with a fever it’s usually not dangerous. Learn about febrile seizures and what to do to help your child.
When Should I Call the Doctor About Epilepsy?
WebMD explains the signs that you should call a doctor of 911 if you or a loved one has epilepsy.
Conditions Similar to Epilepsy
WebMD explains various conditions which may be mistaken for epilepsy.
How to Help Someone Having a Seizure
Watching someone have a seizure can be frightening. What can you do to protect someone from harm?
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.