Epilepsy is a group of neurological disorders characterized by epileptic seizures. Epileptic seizures are episodes that can vary from brief and nearly undetectable to long periods of vigorous shaking. In epilepsy, seizures tend to recur, and have no immediate underlying cause while seizures that occur due to a specific cause are not deemed to represent epilepsy. The cause of most cases of epilepsy is unknown, although some people develop epilepsy as the result of brain injury, stroke, brain tumor, and drug and alcohol abuse. Genetic mutations are linked to a small proportion of the disease. Not all cases of epilepsy are life-long and many people improve to the point that medication is no longer needed.
Related Journals of Epilepsy
Brain Disorders & Therapy, Journal of Neurological Disorders, Epilepsy Journal, Epilepsy Currents, Epilepsy & Behavior, Epilepsy Research, Journal of Epilepsy, Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology, Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease