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.
Epilepsy Diagnosis Epilepsy is generally not easy to diagnose quickly.. . . .
Seizure Seizures are symptoms of a brain problem. A seizure is a sudden. . . .
Signs of Symptoms of Epilepsy The most important symptoms of epilepsy are. . . .
What Causes Epilepsy? In most of the epilepsy cases, a cause cannot be. . . .
How to prevent seizures? The cause of epilepsy is often not known, therefore. . . .
Treating Epilepsy Treatment of epilepsy is usually focused on controlling. . . .