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Epilepsy and Seizures

A seizure is a temporary "electrical storm" that occurs on the surface of the brain. Seizures start suddenly and usually stop on their own within one to three minutes.

Seizures are common; around one in 10 people will have a single seizure in their lifetime.

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Characteristics of a Seizure

Causes of a Seizure


Treatment for Epilepsy

Having an Active Role in Epilepsy Treatment

If Your Child has a Seizure:

After a Seizure

Activity Restrictions

Informational Resources

Last Updated: 08/2013