Seizure

What is a Seizure?

Seizures are caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain. In the healthy brain, electrical and chemical signals are fired between nerves called neurons to drive the brain's ability to think, feel and send instructions to parts of the body, such as the muscles. Seizures occur when this electrical system in the brain malfunctions.

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New breakthrough offers hope for potential treatment of rare childhood epilepsy

New breakthrough offers hope for potential treatment of rare childhood epilepsy

Sustained efforts to reduce Pakistan's epilepsy treatment gap

Sustained efforts to reduce Pakistan's epilepsy treatment gap

Automatic method to assess severity of myoclonic jerks from video footage

Automatic method to assess severity of myoclonic jerks from video footage

Should epilepsy patients ever stop taking anti-seizure drugs?

Should epilepsy patients ever stop taking anti-seizure drugs?

New neuromodulation device may help prevent migraine

New neuromodulation device may help prevent migraine

Study provides insight into short-term outcome of status epilepticus patients

Study provides insight into short-term outcome of status epilepticus patients

Patients want a ‘good death’ at home, but hospice care can badly strain families

Patients want a ‘good death’ at home, but hospice care can badly strain families

Alcohol dependence results in remodeling of functional architecture in rodent’s brain

Alcohol dependence results in remodeling of functional architecture in rodent’s brain

AI replaces prick test to detect blood sugar levels

AI replaces prick test to detect blood sugar levels

Epilepsy neurostimulators provide extra benefit by reducing neuropsychiatric comorbidities

Epilepsy neurostimulators provide extra benefit by reducing neuropsychiatric comorbidities

An innovative treatment for joint pain

An innovative treatment for joint pain

Patient diaries help identify periods of heightened propensity for epileptic seizures

Patient diaries help identify periods of heightened propensity for epileptic seizures

Study reveals three effective treatments to stop epilepsy seizures

Study reveals three effective treatments to stop epilepsy seizures

Trial comparing three drugs for status epilepticus

Trial comparing three drugs for status epilepticus

Investigational drug for treating patients with treatment-resistant epilepsy

Investigational drug for treating patients with treatment-resistant epilepsy

Rheumatoid arthritis linked to other diseases, finds new study

Rheumatoid arthritis linked to other diseases, finds new study

Six ways physicians can help optimize reproductive health in women with epilepsy

Six ways physicians can help optimize reproductive health in women with epilepsy

Simulation-based approach to target epilepsy enters into clinical trial

Simulation-based approach to target epilepsy enters into clinical trial

Study may help explain effects of cannabidiol on seizure frequency in Lennox-Gastaut patients

Study may help explain effects of cannabidiol on seizure frequency in Lennox-Gastaut patients

Pilot project in Mozambique dramatically shrinks epilepsy treatment gap

Pilot project in Mozambique dramatically shrinks epilepsy treatment gap