COMMENTARY

Epilepsy: Osmosis Study Video

Rishi Desai, MD, MPH

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July 21, 2017

What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy is a condition characterized by recurrent and unpredictable seizures. Seizures are characterized by groups of neurons being activated simultaneously, leading to both outward symptoms like muscle jerking and convulsions, as well as inward symptoms like abnormal sensations. This video covers the different types of seizures, including partial seizures and its subtypes: simple partial and complex partial seizures. It also covers generalized seizures and its subtypes: tonic, atonic, clonic, tonic-clonic, myoclonic, and absence seizures. Diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy are also briefly discussed.

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