Kathleen Brown was first diagnosed with idiopathic epilepsy at the age of 12. She's been seizure free for more than a year now but reflects on the treatment she's received, working out that she's been prescribed at least 10 different drugs over the years.
Kathleen's story starts as a little girl. She recalls being out playing and getting a "tingling" in her fingers and thinks she had absence seizures - not being aware of what was going on around her but being told by classmates after school that teachers chastised her for being inattentive.
What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy is a chronic disorder. It is the. . . .
Epilepsy Diagnosis Epilepsy is generally not easy to diagnose quickly.. . . .
Seizure Seizures are symptoms of a brain problem. A seizure is a sudden. . . .
Epilepsy is a brain disorder characterized by a predisposition to generate. . . .
Treating Epilepsy Treatment of epilepsy is usually focused on controlling. . . .
Signs of Symptoms of Epilepsy The most important symptoms of epilepsy are. . . .