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What is Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder – a physical condition – which causes sudden bursts of hyperactivity in the brain.

This hyperactivity produces “seizures” which vary from one person to another in frequency and form.

A seizure may appear as:
• a brief stare
• a change of awareness
• a convulsion
• is not a disease
• is not a psychological disorder
• is not contagious

A seizure may last a few seconds or a few minutes.

Is There a Cure?

Although treatments are available to reduce the frequency and severity of seizures, there is no known cure for epilepsy.


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