About epilepsy

Learn more about about types of epilepsy and seizure disorders including Sturge-Weber syndrome, with information and advice on some of the causes, symptoms and treatment options for these medical conditions.

Seizure Disorder

Epileptic seizures are dramatic convulsions that affect about 0.5% of the population.

Types of epilepsy

There are different types of seizure. Classification is important because different seizures have differing underlying causes, and often respond to specific medications.

Epilepsy explained

Epilepsy is a condition not many people understand. This graphic is designed to track an epileptic seizure throughout the brain, and highlight the effects of epilepsy on the brain.


Epileptic seizures are sudden, often dramatic "electrical storms" in the brain.

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