About Epilepsy

Types of Seizures

There are many different types of seizures. Most are classified within two main categories: partial seizures and generalized seizures. A ...
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Diagnosing Epilepsy

Diagnosing Epilepsy involves a series of tests and procedures. Physicians will initially take a person’s medical history including their family’s ...
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Treatment Options

Drug Therapy The most common treatments for epilepsy are known as anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs). Some of the side-effects of these ...
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First Aid

1. Stay calm: most seizures only last a few minutes  A person’s response to seizures can affect how other people act ...
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Epilepsy and Driving

In Ontario, the Ministry of Transportation makes all decisions about drivers’ licenses. Who may not drive: any person with uncontrollable ...
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Youth and Epilepsy

Have you been diagnosed with epilepsy? Are you wondering how having epilepsy will affect your life? How your friends will ...
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Story Board

Coming Out of the Shadows: The Stigma of Epilepsy This article was contributed by Aliza Panjwani, September 2009 For most ...
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More Resources

Children Seizures in Youth – [Epilepsy Foundation] For Parents, Carers, and Teachers – [Epilepsy Society] Employment Employment Accommodation – [Epilepsy ...
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Overview

What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy is a neurological condition characterized by recurrent seizures. A seizure happens when abnormal electrical activity in ...
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