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What sort of disorder is epilepsy?
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Dr. Richard Simmons
Pediatrics - Neurology
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In brief: Unprovoked Seizures
Epilepsy is a constellation of disorders with a common definition: the tendency toward recurrent, unprovoked seizures.
The term "epilepsy' applies to anyone who has had more than one unprovoked seizure. Seizures, however, can take on many forms; from staring off for a few seconds, to prolonged, violent convulsions. Epilepsy is simply a word that tells us a patient has recurrent seizures.

In brief: Unprovoked Seizures
Epilepsy is a constellation of disorders with a common definition: the tendency toward recurrent, unprovoked seizures.
The term "epilepsy' applies to anyone who has had more than one unprovoked seizure. Seizures, however, can take on many forms; from staring off for a few seconds, to prolonged, violent convulsions. Epilepsy is simply a word that tells us a patient has recurrent seizures.
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