Thursday, November 13, 2008

National Epilepsy Awareness Month

Is National Epilepsy Awareness Month

What is Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a neurological condition that from time to time produces brief disturbances in the normal electrical functions of the brain. Normal brain function is made possible by millions of tiny electrical charges passing between nerve cells in the brain and to all parts of the body. When someone has epilepsy, this normal pattern may be interrupted by intermittent bursts of electrical energy that are much more intense than usual. They may affect a person's consciousness, bodily movements or sensations for a short time.

Sean suffers complex partial seizures please sign the petition for him and many others.

Thanks, just click on the link below!


K said...

Thanks for the information on epilepsy. It's great that you're spreading awareness!

We recently wrote an article on a new drup for epilepsy at Brain Blogger. Back in October the FDA approved a new treatment for epilepsy. But how does it work and what are the risks?

We would like to read your comments on our article. Thank you.


Tara said...

My husband suffers from this disease as well. Luckily, it is controlled with medication. Sean is a special little boy. What a blessing you have!