Epilepsy Early Onset Dementia

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Definition

Epilepsy is a brain disorder involving repeated, spontaneous seizures of any type. Seizures ("fits," convulsions) are episodes of disturbed brain function that cause changes in attention or behavior. They are caused by abnormally excited electrical signals in the brain.

See also: Seizures


Alternative Names

Temporal lobe epilepsy; Seizure disorder


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

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