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What are the symptoms of refractory epilepsy?

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If you're taking an anti-epilepsy drug and still have seizures, you may have refractory epilepsy. Your seizures could take different forms and last from a few seconds to a few minutes.

You may have convulsions, which means you can't stop your body from shaking.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Neurology.

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Refractory Epilepsy."

Merck Manual Home Edition : "Seizure Disorders."

Stanford Epilepsy Center: "What Causes Epilepsy?"

University of Rochester Medical Center: "Intractable Epilepsy."

Epilepsy Foundation: "What Is a Seizure?" "Refractory Epilepsy."

Epilepsy Action: "Epilepsy Seizures Explained," "Some Common Seizure Triggers."

University of Pittsburgh: "Adult Epilepsy Surgical Options," “Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders," “Responsive Neurostimulation.”

Neuromodulation : “Deep Brain Stimulation.”

International Neuromodulation Society: “Neuromodulation: Closed-Loop Stimulation for Epilepsy.”

Mayo Clinic: “Study: Continuous electrical brain stimulation helps patients with epilepsy.”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on April 08, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Neurology.

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Refractory Epilepsy."

Merck Manual Home Edition : "Seizure Disorders."

Stanford Epilepsy Center: "What Causes Epilepsy?"

University of Rochester Medical Center: "Intractable Epilepsy."

Epilepsy Foundation: "What Is a Seizure?" "Refractory Epilepsy."

Epilepsy Action: "Epilepsy Seizures Explained," "Some Common Seizure Triggers."

University of Pittsburgh: "Adult Epilepsy Surgical Options," “Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders," “Responsive Neurostimulation.”

Neuromodulation : “Deep Brain Stimulation.”

International Neuromodulation Society: “Neuromodulation: Closed-Loop Stimulation for Epilepsy.”

Mayo Clinic: “Study: Continuous electrical brain stimulation helps patients with epilepsy.”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on April 08, 2019

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