Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes a person to have recurrent seizures caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Approximately one in 100 Americans have experienced a seizure or been diagnosed with epilepsy (meaning they have had repeated seizures).
A patient having a seizure may experience jerking, uncontrolled movements, loss of consciousness, confusion, staring spells, or muscle spasms.
There are three basic types of seizures:
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