Epilepsy Update 1 of 2

Overview:
Epilepsy is a neurological condition caused by a disruption in the brain's electrical activity, resulting in seizures. Those seizures affect people in different ways. This program includes the latest information about the causes, diagnosis and treatments for epilepsy.

Part one of this two-part program addresses the following topics:

  • Epilepsy defined
  • Seizure types
  • Diagnosis of epilepsy
  • EEG testing (electroencephalogram)
  • Seizure first aid
  • Seizures that last too long

Guest:
Dr. Tricia Ting, a neurologist and epilepsy specialist at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Ting is also an assistant professor of neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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This page was last updated: December 13, 2013

         
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