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Epilepsy is a group of disorders marked by problems in the normal functioning of the brain. These problems can produce seizures, unusual body movements, a loss of consciousness or changes in consciousness, as well as mental problems or problems with the senses.
Study: Epilepsy patients want physicians to share information about rare risk of death

Study: Epilepsy patients want physicians to share information about rare risk of death

Modified Atkins Diet helps children suffering from Doose syndrome

Modified Atkins Diet helps children suffering from Doose syndrome

Mouse model shows how chronic demyelination may cause seizures in MS patients

Mouse model shows how chronic demyelination may cause seizures in MS patients

Anti-epilepsy medicine use during pregnancy does not harm overall health of children, study finds

Anti-epilepsy medicine use during pregnancy does not harm overall health of children, study finds

Researchers identify genetic cause of novel myoclonic epilepsy in dogs

Researchers identify genetic cause of novel myoclonic epilepsy in dogs

Cedars-Sinai neuroscientists uncover human brain processes crucial to short-term memory

Cedars-Sinai neuroscientists uncover human brain processes crucial to short-term memory

NIH workshop: Zika-affected infants may face complex health and developmental problems

NIH workshop: Zika-affected infants may face complex health and developmental problems

Multi-disciplinary project receives £390,000 grant to discover genetic cause of epilepsy

Multi-disciplinary project receives £390,000 grant to discover genetic cause of epilepsy

Former NFL players may not experience motor function problems from repeated head injuries, study finds

Former NFL players may not experience motor function problems from repeated head injuries, study finds

Hormone therapy may not protect women from Alzheimer's disease, new study shows

Hormone therapy may not protect women from Alzheimer's disease, new study shows

Women who participate in clinical trials experience improved health outcomes, research finds

Women who participate in clinical trials experience improved health outcomes, research finds

New drug discovered in zebrafish model of pediatric epilepsy shows promising results in clinical study

New drug discovered in zebrafish model of pediatric epilepsy shows promising results in clinical study

Study suggests new ways to treat neurological symptoms linked to tuberous sclerosis complex

Study suggests new ways to treat neurological symptoms linked to tuberous sclerosis complex

Simple blood test may be accurate in differentiating between Parkinson's disease and APDs

Simple blood test may be accurate in differentiating between Parkinson's disease and APDs

Many older adults may not be receiving AED treatment after potential epilepsy diagnosis

Many older adults may not be receiving AED treatment after potential epilepsy diagnosis

Horror movie scenes help researchers identify key neural pathway for processing fear

Horror movie scenes help researchers identify key neural pathway for processing fear

Geneticists use evolutionary history to shine light on plethora of neurodevelopmental disorders

Geneticists use evolutionary history to shine light on plethora of neurodevelopmental disorders

New study uncovers important links between glioblastoma and epileptic seizures

New study uncovers important links between glioblastoma and epileptic seizures

Research consortium awarded $21 million NIH grant to find ways to prevent epilepsy in patients with TBI

Research consortium awarded $21 million NIH grant to find ways to prevent epilepsy in patients with TBI

SLATE clinical trial uses Medtronic Visualase MRI-guided laser ablation system to treat common form of epilepsy

SLATE clinical trial uses Medtronic Visualase MRI-guided laser ablation system to treat common form of epilepsy