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Atonic Seizures

Atonic Seizures

Overview A seizure happens when electrical activity in the brain surges suddenly. Atonic seizures are a type of seizure that causes sudden loss of muscle strength. These seizures are also called akinetic seizures, drop attacks or drop seizures. The sudden lack of...

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What is VNS Therapy® and how does it work?

What is VNS Therapy® and how does it work?

VNS Therapy® is a neuromodulation treatment designed for people with drug-resistant epilepsy 4 years of age and older with partial onset seizures. It can safely lead to fewer and shorter seizures and better recovery after seizures. Drug-Resistant Epilepsy Medication...

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Epilepsy: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment And Prognosis

Epilepsy: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment And Prognosis

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that can affect people of all ages. The distinguishing feature of this disease is the recurrence of convulsive seizures to which the patient falls prey Information passes from the brain to the nerves via neurons (nerve cells) and...

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Absence Seizures

Absence Seizures

Absence seizures involve brief, sudden lapses of consciousness. They're more common in children than in adults. Someone having an absence seizure may look like he or she is staring blankly into space for a few seconds. Then, there is a quick return to a normal level...

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Focal Seizures

Focal Seizures

Focal (focal) seizures begin in one area of the brain. Focal seizures can be simple or complex. Based on the seizure description, physicians may be able to identify in which part of the brain the seizures are originating. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Seizures are divided in...

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What Is a Complex Partial Seizure?

What Is a Complex Partial Seizure?

Complex partial seizures, now called focal onset impaired awareness seizures, are the most common type for adults who have epilepsy (a disorder that affects your brain cells). They’re usually harmless and only last a minute or two. But they can be strange or worrying...

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What to know about 4 types of epilepsy

What to know about 4 types of epilepsy

Epilepsy is a common long-term brain condition. It causes seizures, which are bursts of electricity in the brain. There are four main types of epilepsy: focal, generalized, combination focal and generalized, and unknown. A person’s seizure type determines what kind of...

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Tonic-Clonic (Grand Mal) Seizures

Tonic-Clonic (Grand Mal) Seizures

Tonic-clonic seizures, formerly known as grand mal seizures, comprise two stages: a tonic phase and a clonic phase. These intense seizures can be frightening to experience or observe, as extreme muscle spasms may temporarily arrest breathing. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW...

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Epilepsy affects more people than you think

Epilepsy affects more people than you think

Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes recurring and unprovoked seizures. It’s the fourth most common neurological disorder in the United States. Jacqueline French, a Neurology professor at New York University’s Langone Medical Center and the chief medical officer...

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