A Look at Epilepsy Term Paper by Master Researcher

A Look at Epilepsy
An overview of the causes, symptoms and treatment of this medical disorder.
# 41872 | 956 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 31, 2003 in Medical and Health (General)


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Description:

This paper explores the diagnosis of epilepsy, the different kinds of seizures that can experienced and modern day cures. The paper describes the drugs and surgery options available and also considers alternative treatments.

Outline:
Diagnosis
Different kinds of Seizures
Drugs
Surgery
Alternative Treatments

From the Paper:

"Epileptic seizures result from a temporary electrical disturbance of the brain. Sometimes seizures may go unnoticed, depending on their presentation, and sometimes seizures may be confused with other events, such as a stroke, which can also cause falls or migraines. It is important for physicians to perform an EEG recording to accurately diagnose the condition. While there are over 40 types of seizure, most are classed within 2 main categories:
"Partial Seizures occur when the excessive electrical activity in the brain is limited to one area. The 2 most common forms are simple partial seizures and complex partial seizures.
"Generalized Seizures occur when the excessive electrical activity in the brain encompasses the entire organ. The 2 most common forms are generalized absence seizures and tonic-chronic seizures.
"Reflex seizures, bilateral myoclonus seizures, prolonged seizures, akinetic seizures, multi-focal seizures, visual seizures, are all seizures that can occur in the scope of epilepsy. Many different subtleties may arise, for any of the above-mentioned seizures can happen simultaneously. The combinations that are possible make it difficult to number the many different possibilities."

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