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.
Epilepsy Information Page
Epilepsy information provided by the NINDS
Common Epilepsy Causes and Seizure Triggers
WebMD explains the causes of epilepsy and what can trigger seizures. Also find out about the connection between epilepsy and head injuries, stroke, drug abuse, and more.
Epilepsy Home Care and Treatment
Home care with epilepsy varies with the frequency and type of seizures. Find out what you can do.
A list of organizations and foundations related to 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.
Is Your Medication Working Overtime?
Many medications on the market today are prescribed for one condition but have been found to help others as well. Is your drug doing double duty?
Biofeedback for Epilepsy
Biofeedback is helping many gain control over common health problems like migraines, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, epilepsy, diabetes, high blood pressure, and incontinence.
Slideshows & Images
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.