As many in the epilepsy community will tell you, managing epilepsy and seizures involves a lot of learning and, at times, it can be quite complex. The Understanding Epilepsy section was created to provide people with epilepsy, their caregivers, and their loved ones with the information they need in an accessible way.
In this section you’ll learn what epilepsy is, what seizures are, how they’re classified, and much more.
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by recurrent seizures. Learn what epilepsy is, what seizures are, and why we need a cure.
1 in 26 Americans will develop epilepsy in their lifetime. Do you know how people get epilepsy?
Epilepsy is a diverse group of neurological disorders which are characterized by recurrent seizures. Learn what causes seizures and how they’re classified.
Seizures are classified depending upon where they start in the brain, whether the person remains or loses consciousness, and other symptoms. Learn more.
There are four phases of a seizure. Learn the signs, symptoms, and progressions.
People with epilepsy may experience other medical conditions and challenges related to epilepsy. Learn more.