Epilepsy Patient Information Fact Sheet

What is epilepsy? Epilepsy is a disease of the central nervous system (CNS) that can cause excess electrical activity in the brain. This excess activity can lead to sudden loss of consciousness, often accompanied by abnormal sensations or movements. These episodes are usually referred to as seizures .

In the U.S., around 3 million people are thought to suffer from epilepsy. The disease affects people of all ages; many develop epilepsy in childhood and people over the age of 60 are also more likely to develop the condition. Although epilepsy is often thought of as a single condition, there are in fact as many as 40 different types of seizures. Seizures are individual and affect everyone differently. Recovery time after a seizure will also vary from person to person. ..

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Epilepsy Patient Information Fact Sheet This patient information fact sheet provides information on the definition, causes, symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatments and self-help measures for epilepsy. January 10, 2012