n Mental Health Matters - Epilepsy - a broad perspective

Volume 2, Issue 5
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Epilepsy is a brain disorder characterised by a recurrence of seizures. The most obvious and generally known manifestations of the seizures are convulsions (jerking of the body). These however, are just part of a broad spectrum of how seizures could manifest. The others include: a blank stare, unexplained actions in a confused state, delusions etc. This makes the diagnosis of epilepsy challenging at times, especially when the presentation is atypical. Two seizures and more at least 24 hours apart, are what is understood to be epilepsy.

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