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Epilepsy takes place when one has unpredictable seizures due to abnormal signals. These signals come from the temporal lobe. Epilepsy can cause several seizures that affect the brain overtime. An epileptic person that has not been diagnosed yet suffers from several symptoms after or before a seizure due to these strong abnormal signals. However, it all depends on which type of Epilepsy the person has. Each type of Epileptic seizure is completely different. There are three...

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Epilepsy Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which a person has repeated seizures (convulsions) over time. Seizures are episodes of disturbed brain activity that cause changes in attention or behavior. Causes Epilepsy occurs when permanent changes in brain tissue cause the brain to be too excitable or jumpy. The brain sends out abnormal signals. This results in repeated, unpredictable seizures. (A single seizure that does not happen again is not epilepsy.) Epilepsy may be due to a medical condition...

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thought people would be afraid of me, and I thought having a relationship with a girl would be very hard. I didn't want to tell anyone about my problem and I didn't want anyone to know.” Blake was diagnosed with epilepsy. Many of you might think, why this happens? why people with epilepsy loose control over their body through seizures? Well the answer lays in the mechanism of cell communication. Cells communicate in order to perform any activity or work in your system. When an epileptic seizure attack...

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Psychological & Behavioral Stress of Epilepsy

Running head: Stress of Epilepsy 1 Psychological & Behavioral Stress of Epilepsy By Thomas Agnew GE-117 Mr. Chambers Running head: Stress of Epilepsy 2 Abstract When a patient is diagnosed with Epilepsy they need to take into consideration psychological effects, behavior, and surgery...

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Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options-Epilepsy

5/11/2011 Epilepsy Guide: Causes, Symptoms and … Home › Harvard Health Topics A-Z › Epilepsy Epilepsy What Is It? Epilepsy is a nervous system condition. It causes repeated, sudden, brief changes in the brain's electrical activity. These changes cause various types of symptoms. Epileptic episodes are called seizures or convulsions. During a seizure, brain cells fire uncontrollably at up to four times their normal rate. Seizures temporarily affect the way a person behaves, moves, thinks...

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anatomy paper over epilepsy

Epilepsy is a group of related disorders characterized by a tendency for recurring seizures. There are different types of epilepsy and seizures. Epilepsy drugs are prescribed to control seizures, and rarely surgery is necessary if medications are ineffective. Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain's electrical system. Abnormal electrical impulses cause brief changes in movement, behavior, sensation, or awareness. There are around 180,000 new cases of epilepsy each year. About 30% occur in children...

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"Epilepsy", What is Epilepsy, how does one get epilepsy, what are the different types of Epilpsy, and what are the causes.

Background: Epilepsy is also referred to as seizure disorder; it is a chronic brain disorder that briefly interrupts the normal electrical activity of the brain to cause seizures. These seizures can be characterized by a variety of symptoms including uncontrolled movements of the body, disorientation or confusion, sudden fear, or loss of consciousness. Epilepsy may be a result from a head injury, stroke, brain tumor, lead poisoning, or genetic conditions. An interesting fact about epilepsy is that in...

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Epilepsy: Seizure and Accurate Time Adjustment

"Epilepsy is a nervous system disorder that produces sudden, intense bursts of electrical activity in the brain. This abnormal electrical activity in the brain causes seizures, which may briefly upset a person's muscle control, movement, speech, vision, or awareness." My definition of Epilepsy is pretty much the same; however, I would not have used the word briefly as it makes it sound so short lived. Seizures can last anywhere from a few seconds up to a few minutes. To get an accurate time adjustment...

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How Epilepsy Changed My Life

How Epilepsy Changed My Life Gilbert Lutes Essay ENGL 121 10/15/12 Writing Assignment When I was just seven-years old, I was diagnosed with epilepsy. I’d been having small and frequent seizures my entire life without ever knowing of it until one day when I was shelling walnuts in front of the fireplace. Everything I ever knew was being stripped away from me. I no longer had control over any of the muscles in my body, my ability to speak, my actions, nor my sight. All I could do was relax...

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Children and Adolescents with New-Onset Epilepsy

Children and adolescents with new-onset epilepsy Journal Article Epilepsy is one of the most common neurologic disorders in childhood, with a widespread rate of approximately 3-4 per 1,000. In the paper they explore parent’s perceptions of their child’s quality of life and the impact of the diagnosis on their family. It’s talking about how the parent’s and children’s lives get accustomed to everyday normal functioning activities. Whenever there is any emotional well-being, self-esteem...

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