Epilepsy is a physical disorder, not a mental problem. There are several different types of epilepsy, ranging from petit mal (absence) a mild form of epilepsy, to grand mal (tonic-clonic) epilepsy which results in seizures, also known as convulsions. Seizures are due to electrical discharges in the brain. Epilepsy is usually controlled with medication. Epileptics have normal intelligence.
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Charge-The experience of Epilepsy
Aims to promote social understanding and acceptance of this disease by demystifying the processes in the human brain which lead to seizure. Includes a bulletin board.
Epilepsy Action: Unverricht-Lundborg syndrome
Fact sheet on this rare condition, its cause, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.
Epilepsy Society: About Epilepsy
Details of the disease, causes, symptoms, and treatments, from the United Kingdom's Epilepsy Society.
Information on this disease, including for children and women. [not suitable for all browsers]
Epilepsy: Taming the Seizures
While treatment choices are many for controlling epileptic seizures, there is still much to learn about this condition. by Audrey T. Hingley.
EverydayHealth: Epilepsy Center
Offers a resource guide, treatment and medication information and discussion, and news.
General Practice Notebook - Epilepsy
Clinically-oriented information on the various types. Offers free limited access and a fee based subscription.
Summary of symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and outlook.
Seizures and Epilepsy: Hope Through Research
Information booklet compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
WebMD Epilepsy Health Center
Find in-depth information including seizures, symptoms, and treatments.
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