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What is Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a brain condition known for its seizures, and this episode explores what causes a seizure and its effects on the patient.

Epilepsy has a lot of misconceptions, so Preeti Parikh explains what doctors know about the condition. This brain disorder is known for its seizures, and this episode explores what causes a seizure and what it looks like. Witnessing a seizure can be alarming, and it’s important to get emergency medical help immediately. After a seizure, the patient may experience one or more post-seizure symptoms. While there is no cure for epilepsy, there are treatment options for those diagnosed with the condition.

Preeti Parikh, MD

This video features Preeti Parikh, MD. Dr. Parikh, a board-certified pediatrician affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, is HealthiNation's chief medical editor.

Duration: 2:51. Last Updated On: Nov. 8, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
Reviewed by: Preeti Parikh, MD . Review date: March 6, 2017
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