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SEIZURES AND EPILEPSY IN CHILDHOOD

Posted on April 14th, 2011, by admin

We see many families whose children have had a single seizure and many others whose children have epilepsy who come to us for a second opinion. There are common themes among all of these families. One theme is that the family and child are focused on the seizure or seizures; they are unable to look [...]

WHY DO SEIZURES OCCUR? PHYSIOLOGY OF THE BRAIN

Posted on January 17th, 2011, by admin

Only by understanding something about the physiology of the brain— how it works—and its anatomy can we understand the many different types of seizures that can occur and consider why they happen. The brain works on electricity, with neurons (nerve cells) communicating and interacting by discharging or “firing” tiny electrical impulses along interconnecting “wires” called [...]