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Epilepsy – A Brief Overview

Koyama, Alain (2005) Epilepsy – A Brief Overview. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Epilepsy is a neurological condition in which an individual experiences chronic abnormal bursts of electrical discharge in the brain. These seizures can cause a variety symptoms depending on the areas of the brain affected. Symptoms can vary from mild to severe and can include complete or partial loss of consciousness, loss of speech, uncontrollable motor behavior, and/or unusual sensory experiences. From various studies worldwide6, approximately 0.5% of the population is reported to be affected by active epilepsy.

Item Type:Other
Subjects:Neuroscience > Neuropsychology
Neuroscience > Neuropsychiatry
Psychology > Physiological Psychology
ID Code:5164
Deposited By:Koyama, Alain
Deposited On:25 Sep 2006
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:56

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