Epilepsy

Specialty of Neurology

Epilepsy is a disorder characterized by sudden onset of recurrent seizures that are usually diagnosed by testing (EEG and MRI) to determine its cause. According to the diagnosis, treatment can be pharmacological, dietary, surgical or avoidance of stimuli that trigger epileptic episodes. This disease can affect people of all ages and appear at any time. Anyway, it is more common childhood epilepsy that appears in children under five, sometimes causing changes in behavior and learning, apart from the typical seizures of epileptic seizures. In addition, there are different types of epilepsy according to its severity and cause. Among the most curious is photosensitive epilepsy, caused by exposure to flashing lights and high intensity, such as computer screens and video games.

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