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People are bombarded on television and in magazines by advertisements for new medicines. These advertisements are accompanied by pages of small print full of the results of clinical trials. The use of placebos in the clinical trials that help prove...
What does "benign" epilepsy mean? What does it mean to say that a type of epilepsy is "benign"? To be truly benign, it should meet three criteria: It should not be caused by anything that will injure the brain. The seizures themselves...
A simple definition of "consciousness" is the ability to respond and to remember. With some kinds of seizures, you will not recall the seizure and may not even know that you have had one. How is this possible? In a way, it's like being...
What is behavioral research? Changes in behavior are typical of epilepsy and many other medical and neurological conditions. These changes can be linked to a number of factors including biological causes, the effects of treatment, and the social...
A few hours spent with a good book or a website like this one can give you basic information on epilepsy, and sometimes much more. But sooner or later you will have a question about some specific problem or some new treatment that you've heard about...

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