Epilepsy

Definition

Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by recurrent, unprovoked seizures. A seizure is a sudden, uncontrolled electrical disturbance in the brain. There are many different types of seizures, depending on how and where they begin in the brain - for example, some people might stare into space, and others may have uncontrollable shaking.

Living with a Chronic Illness
Meet the Hospital Team
Understanding Epilepsy
Epilepsy and the College Transition: Julia and Brian's Story
Living Life with Epilepsy: Megan's Story
Growing Up with a Seizure Assistance Dog: Joel and Flame's Story
Being a Teenager with Epilepsy: Jack's Story
Playing Sports with Epilepsy: Hannah and Chanda's Story
Understanding Transitional Care in Epilepsy Audiobook
Understanding Epilepsy Audiobook
Living with a Chronic Illness Audiobook
Epilepsy Discussion Guide
Away With Epilepsy Founder Offers Advice for Teens
Eisai Launches Medikidz Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Comic Book
Eisai Launches Medikidz Explain Playing Sports With Epilepsy
The Fight To Make Medical Marijuana Legal For Kids With Illness
Number Of U.S. Kids Who Don't Have Health Insurance Is On The Rise
How to Help a Child With Chronic Illness
Aging and Managing Your Chronic Illness
What Does an Absence Seizure Look Like?
Chronic Illness Memoirs to Add to Your Reading List
Bounce Out the Stigma Camp Changes Lives
Coping with the Challenges of Growing Up with Chronic Illness
Elizabeth Gerlach Makes Son With Special Needs Hero of Book Series
Managing Autism and Epilepsy
Navigating Your Menstrual Cycle With Chronic Illness
Balancing Chronic Illness And College Life
mHealth App Identifies Epileptic Seizures
The Potential Of Apps And Epilepsy Management
What To Do If Someone Is Having An Epileptic Seizure
Teaching Kids to Be Fearless
A Mother's Love Gives Birth to Life-Changing Epilepsy Technology
App Designed To Help Kids Manage Chronic Illness
Caring for Siblings of Children With Chronic Conditions or Disabilities
Empatica Releases the Empatica Embrace: An Epileptic Seizure-Detecting Device
Robot Reduces Need for Open Brain Surgery to Map Epileptic Seizures
Interview With 4 Paws for Ability CEO Karen Shirk
The Moth - In a Moment
TED Talks - Why I Speak Up About Living with Epilepsy
What is a Ketogenic Diet?
StoryCorps - Even Seizures Can't Slow This Sixth-Grader!
Find Your Local Epilepsy Foundation Chapter
Facts to Help Keep You Safe
EpiWatch Seizure & Medication Tracker by Johns Hopkins
Top 10 Inspiring Celebrities With Chronic Illnesses
Child Life on Call - Parents of Children with a Medical Condition Share Their Stories
How To Stay Positive With A Chronic Illness
How To Be A Teenager With A Chronic Illness
What They Don't Tell You About Being a Teen with a Chronic Illness
Your Chronic Illness Survival Pack
When Your Child Is Diagnosed with a Chronic Illness - How to Cope