Epilepsy is a common brain disorder characterized by recurring seizures. In this podcast epilepsy is discussed. Created: 11/18/2010 by MMWR.
Date Released: 11/18/2010. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
National Epilepsy Awareness Month — November 2010
Recorded: November 9, 2010; posted: November 18, 2010
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC — safer, healthier people.
Epilepsy is a common brain disorder characterized by recurring seizures. Epilepsy can result in symptoms ranging from a momentary disruption of the senses, to short periods of unconsciousness or staring spells, to convulsions. For many, epilepsy has no identifiable cause; however, factors that could contribute include a genetic disorder, head injury, stroke, or brain infection. Although it can occur at any age, epilepsy usually begins in young children or older adults. If you or someone you know has had a seizure, get an evaluation by a doctor experienced in recognizing and treating people with epilepsy.
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