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Epilepsy

Learn expert advice, causes, treatment options, and trending research studies focused on epilepsy.

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Complications

The Super-Common Causes and Triggers of Epileptic Seizures

Epilepsy is a disorder with many possible causes. Anything that disturbs the normal pattern of neuron activity–from illness to brain damage to abnormal brain development–can lead to seizures.

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11 Tips for Raising a Child With Epilepsy

It’s normal to feel overwhelmed if your child’s been diagnosed with epilepsy. Here’s what docs and other parents want you to know so you feel less alone and more in control.

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The Sleep-Seizure Link: Secrets for Great Rest and Better Health

Logging consistently good zzz’s is crucial to managing epilepsy. And it’s totally possible! Here’s how to get the rest you need starting tonight.

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Myths

9 Stubborn Myths About Epilepsy to Stop Believing

Loads of misinformation about this condition persists. We sort facts from fiction.

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Living With

9 Little Ways to Help Avoid a Seizure Injury at Home

If you have epilepsy, you can’t entirely eliminate the risk of injury during a seizure. But these tweaks to your home can up your chances of staying safe.

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Caregiving

9 Ways to Help Someone Having a Seizure

Whether you’re a caregiver or a bystander, here’s how to keep someone safe during a seizure.

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Is Surgery Right for Your Epilepsy, Tremor or Other Neurological Condition?

If you have epilepsy, a movement disorder or another neurological condition, you should know all the treatment options available to you.

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Medication

FDA Approves Marijuana-Based Epilepsy Drug

The FDA has approved the first medication containing a purified substance derived from marijuana to treat rare, severe forms of epilepsy. This medicine, called Epidiolex (cannabidiol [CBD]) oral solution is approved to treat Lennox-Gastaut and Dravet syndromes.

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Seizure Warnings Posted at 'Incredibles 2'

The Epilepsy Foundation has requested that Disney Pixar posts warnings about “flashing” and “strobe” lights in the film “Incredibles 2” that may cause health problems for people with photosensitive epilepsy, migraines, or other photosensitivities.

What is Epilepsy? (Infographic)

What is Epilepsy? (Infographic)

Did you know that epilepsy is the most common brain disorder? Learn about the symptoms of epilepsy and how different types of seizures characterize this condition. What is Epilepsy?

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6 Common Epilepsy Myths

Epilepsy can manifest in many different ways, which can be confusing for people who don’t fully understand the condition. Here are a few of the most common myths about epilepsy.