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Electroneurophysiology: Epilepsy

Clinical Definition of Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a disease of the brain defined by any of the following conditions:

  1. At least two unprovoked seizures occurring greater than 24 hours apart
  2. One unprovoked seizure and a probability of further seizures similar to the general recurrence risk (at least 60%) after two unprovoked seizures, occurring over the next 10 years
  3. Diagnosis of an epilepsy syndrome

Epilepsy is considered to be resolved for individuals who had an age-dependent epilepsy syndrome but are now past the applicable age or those who have remained seizure-free for the last 10 years, with no seizure medicines for the last 5 years.

Definition found at Epilepsy Foundation Website - This website is the official website for the Epilepsy Foundation. It provides a lot of background information on what epilepsy is, who is affected by it, and many other statistics and information on the disease

Understanding Seizures and Epilepsy

What is the Neuroscience Behind Epilepsy?

What is Being Done to Treat Epilepsy?

BCIT Library

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