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  • Essay on Epilepsy

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    Epilepsy Epilepsy is not what you think. It is a complicated disease, a disease that doesn't just affect one type of person or age. Over fifty million men, women, and children cope with this disease daily. Epilepsy is a mysterious disease to those who are unfamiliar and uneducated about the disease. Many people have preconceived notions about Epileptics. Researching the topic thoroughly, the five preconceived notions I explored have been proven to be false. People uneducated about

  • Essay On Epilepsy

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    Epilepsy, also called a seizure disorder, is a disease that affects many people around the world. Epilepsy causes people to have epileptic seizures. This illness causes about 50,000 deaths each year and believe it or not, the harm that a person could inflict on themselves is more dangerous that the seizure itself. Since Epilepsy is a seizure disorder, most of the symptoms are actually symptoms due to seizures. Symptoms also vary depending on what type of seizure the person is having; however most

  • The Epilepsy Disorder

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    Epilepsy is a disorder characterized by unpredicted seizures. The seizures can affect any part of the body but usually makes its way back to the brain. Epilepsy is one of the oldest documented disorders. The invention of EEG, electroencephalogram, helped advance research in neurosurgery. The EEG helped to track abnormalities of electric activity in the brain in order to diagnose and track activity for people with epilepsy. The only symptom or characteristic of this disorder is epileptic seizures

  • Epilepsy Essay

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    Epilepsy Epilepsy is a condition characterized by recurrent seizures which are unprovoked by any immediately identifiable cause (Hopkins & Shorvon, 1995). It is also known as a seizure disorder. A wide range of links and risk factors are associated with the condition, but most of the time the cause is unknown. Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders, affecting approximately two and half million people in the US and about 50 million worldwide. Though seizures can occur at

  • Epilepsy Essay

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    Epilepsy Epilepsy is a very common neurological disorder. Some reports estimate that five in one-thousand people suffer from this problem. Throughout history, people with epilepsy have been shunned or considered inferior. Even today, ignorance leads many people to treat the epileptic as "abnormal" or "retarded". Although the etiology of epilepsy is still not fully understood, it is quite treatable due to advances in modern medicine. Epilepsy is characterized by uncontrolled excessive activity

  • Epilepsy Studies

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    Since, around 400 BCE epilepsy has been around and continues to plague our world, epilepsy is a disease of the nervous system that can result in seizures. Epilepsy results when the cells of the brain are acting abnormally. Seizures occur when the electrical activity of the brain is not working correctly, which can develop into convulsions, shaking uncontrollably, but not all seizures result in convulsions. There is a five to ten percent chance in the population that someone will have at least one

  • The Influence Of Epilepsy

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    What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy is a chronic disorder which takes a form of recurring seizures. Many people with epilepsy have more than one type of seizure as well as other symptoms of neurological problems. Our brain cells communicate with each other through regular electrical impulses. A seizure occurs when a regular pattern is suddenly disrupted by an uncontrolled burst of electrical activity. As a result, brain cells are not able to communicate each other so a child cannot control his or her movements

  • Essay on Epilepsy

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    Epilepsy Epilepsy can happen to anyone of any age. The largest(47%) percent of people, developing epilepsy for the first time, being children from birth to nine years of age. The next largest age group would be ten year olds to ninteen year olds at 30%. The least amount of first time seizures comes from the forty plus age group. (According to EFA publications) Over 2.5 million people suffer from epilepsy. The international league against epilepsy describes a seizure as an alternative term for

  • Misconceptions Of Epilepsy

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    Epilepsy, also known as a seizure disorder, is a chronic neurological condition that affects an estimated 2.9 million people in the United States alone – over half of the cases beginning in childhood (Carlton-Ford et al., 1995). It is characterized by recurrent, and unprovoked seizures, which are abnormal electrical activities in the brain cells, occurring more than 24 hours apart (“Genetic Testing for Epilepsy,” 2012). There are two types of seizures that are characteristic of epilepsy: generalized

  • What is Epilepsy?

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    Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which individuals have recurrent seizures. Seizures can occur in children and adults of any age. There are around 50 million people in the world who has the disorder. Individuals in developing countries are at a higher risk for developing the disorder. Seizures occur due to hyper-excitability and hyper-synchronization of neurons. Action potential transmits messages and it leads to depolarization. When neurons are uncontrollably depolarizes because of hyper-excitability