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Epilepsy & Seizures

Medical Conditions

Epilepsy is a chronic illness where the nerves in the brain send too many uncontrolled signals. These signals result in a seizure, where the person has a change in consciousness and may have changes in movement, feeling, or reflexes.

Topics included in children and epilepsy are:

  • absence epilepsy or staring seizures
  • complex partial seizures
  • frontal lobe epilepsy
  • infantile spasms
  • ketogenic diets
  • hormones and epilepsy
  • mental health disorders and epilepsy
  • neonatal seizures
  • post-traumatic seizures
  • pregnancy and epilepsy
  • pseudoseizures
  • sexuality and epilepsy
  • sleep and epilepsy
  • temporal lobe epilepsy
  • video games, computer games, and seizures

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