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Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of consciousness.

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How to help someone having a seizure

Do you know what to do if someone is having a seizure? Injury can be reduced if you know a couple simple interventions.

Scott Spritzer, D.O. By Scott Spritzer August 26, 2020
Janice Brien

New direction, talk therapy help woman with epilepsy regain zest for life

Janice Breien was anxious to get answers about her regular seizures. Enter her care team — ready to listen and provide solutions. With seizures under control, her zest for life has returned.

November 6, 2019
Seizure control is possible with the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at Mayo Clinic Health System.

Option for seizure answers closer to home

For anyone who has epilepsy or a seizure disorder, life can be a challenging and uncertain journey. Every person with epilepsy has a unique life situation, and the cause for their seizures may or may not be known.

September 3, 2019
Jake Weiss

Back behind the wheel after epilepsy diagnosis

Jake Weiss experienced what he thought were panic attack symptoms like none before: His head turned, his torso twisted abnormally, his limbs stiffened and he stopped breathing. He was having a major seizure, and his panic attacks were actually smaller seizures.

August 15, 2019
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Vagus nerve stimulation treatment for seizures

Medications and other treatments, such as a vagus nerve stimulator, can help people with epilepsy find seizure control.

Scott Spritzer, D.O. By Scott Spritzer July 12, 2019