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Seizures/ Epilepsy
A Clear Practical Approach for the Parents. has provided this section as a clear and practical resource for patients and their families who live with seizures and epilepsy. Please click on the highlighted, underlined words of the questions or topics you are interested in.

  1. What is a Seizure?
  2. What is Epilepsy?
  3. What are the Different Types of Seizures?
  4. What are Febrile Seizures?
  5. Seizure Precautions
  6. What to do during a seizure?
  7. What are Some of the Possible Causes for Seizures?
  8. What Evaluation is Needed for a First Seizure?
  9. What Other Conditions May Look Like Seizures?
  10. Who Requires Treatment for Seizures?
  11. What are the Anti-Epileptic Medications?
  12. How Long Does Treatment for Epilepsy Last?
  13. What is the Best Way of Managing Seizures with Medications?
  14. Side Effects of the Anti-Convulsant Medications
  15. Why Should Seizures Be Treated?
  16. The Ketogenic Diet
  17. Vagal Nerve Stimulation
  18. Epilepsy Surgery
  19. Links/Associations Related to Seizures/Epilepsy


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