The 411 on Epilepsy

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  • Weezy and Epilepsy
  • What Is Epilepsy?
  • What Causes Epilepsy?
  • What Are Seizures?
  • African-Americans and Epilepsy
  • Grand Mal Seizures
  • Signs That Someone May Be Having a Seizure
  • Responding to a Seizure
  • Diagnosing Epilepsy
  • Health Risks of Epilepsy

What Is Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a group of neurological disorders that cause people to have seizures. Abnormal electrical impulses in the brain create brief changes in one’s movement, behavior, sensation, or awareness, says Web MD. If someone has two or more “unprovoked” seizures, most likely they have epilepsy.

 

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