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For many people, the scariest aspect of epilepsy is not knowing when or where a seizure will occur. In certain situations, a loss of consciousness is especially dangerous and emergency care must go beyond the routine procedures. A seizure in water...
What is Deep Brain Stimulation? Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a medical therapy in which an implanted device delivers electrical stimulation to regions deep in the brain. Some uses of DBS to treat movement disorders such as tremor and Parkinson'...
Commentary from the Editor-in-Chief of epilepsy.com: This important conference examined the scientific evidence about whether isolated, brief seizures have a negative effect on brain function. The evidence suggests that these seizures do have a...
Doctors face special challenges when treating children with epilepsy because of the limited data available to help determine the best use of medications for children of different ages with various types of epilepsy. Recently, however, progress has...
Some people with epilepsy find that over time they have to take larger and larger doses of their seizure medicine to achieve the same result. This effect is known as tolerance. Studies in both humans and animals have shown that tolerance is not much...

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