Brain & Nerve Health

Epilepsy

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

5 Causes of Epilepsy

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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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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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?

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.

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What Is Dictorate Er 250 Or 500mg Used For?

Question about what Dictorate Er 250 Or 500mg is used for. Epilepsy medication question.

Epilepsy and Aging

Little is known about the effect that aging has on cognitive and brain health in people with chronic epilepsy. But research has shown seniors have an increased prevalence of developing the disorder. About 300,000 seniors in the United States have sei...

What's the Latest Research?

We asked Dr. Nathan Fountain, director of the F.E. Dreifuss Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at the University of Virginia School of Medicine to discuss what we know about epilepsy and what patients might expect in the future. What role do hormones pla...

6 Epilepsy Myths

It’s impossible to catch epilepsy from another person.

Tips for Epilepsy Caregivers

If the person you are caring for has a seizure, it’s important to clear everything out of the way so they don’t hurt themselves. Seizures can involve falling, shaking and stiffness in the body.