Seizures/ Epilepsy

Epilepsy (also known as a seizure disorder) is a neurological condition which affects the nervous system. A person is diagnosed with epilepsy after he/she has had at least two seizures not caused by alcohol withdrawal or very low blood sugar. In certain cases, a person can be diagnosed as epileptic after a single seizure, if he/she has a condition that places him/her at high risk to have another. Seizures in epilepsy can be directly related to a brain injury, or may even be a family tendency. In the majority of cases, however, the cause is unknown.

Seizures are typically classified as two types - either primary generalized seizures or partial seizures. Among primary generalized seizures are the following: absence, atypical absence, myoclonic, atonic, tonic clonic and tonic-clonic seizures. Partial seizures include: simple partial, complex and secondarily generalized seizures.