Epilepsy Research Paper

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A Research Paper Presented to Mrs. Sandra Scott Robeson Community College In Partial Fulfillment of Requirements In English IV

Bobbie Jo Murillo Lowery March 30, 2012

“Epilepsy is a neurological condition, which affects the nervous system. (www.epilepsy.com/101/ep101_epilepsy) Epilepsy is also known as seizure disorder. People are usually diagnosed after having two seizures that was caused by a known medical condition such as extremely low blood sugar or withdrawal from alcohol. “A seizure is a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain that usually
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Just because you do not see yours on this list do not mean you are not having epilepsy. The only way to know if you are having epilepsy is to talk to your doctor. Epilepsy can be inherited. Most of the time if epilepsy is inherited it starts when you are a small child. It may also start in your later age. “Epilepsy in which the seizure begins from both sides of the brain at the same time is called primary generalized epilepsy. (www.epilepsy.com/101/ep101_inherited) Someone who has inherited seizures is more likely to have primary generalized epilepsy instead of partial seizures. Only four percent to ten percent of children will have epilepsy if it runs in their family. It all depends on