The seizures that characterize epilepsy can be frightening and confusing at first, for the person with epilepsy and for his or her caregiver. But learning all you can makes the disorder less mysterious and helps you take control.
What is epilepsy?
Epilepsy is a common, chronic disorder caused by surges or disturbances in the electrical functioning of the brain. These surges or disturbances cause seizures, and during these seizures certain actions, movements, thoughts, speech, and emotions can be altered.