Epilepsy is a medical disease that is related to the nerves of a person and has its direct impact on the central nervous system. It directly affects the nerve cell activities in the brain and its symptoms are also related to cognitive activities, including temporary confusion, excessive jerking movements of arms and legs, psychic symptoms and loss of awareness. Doctors generally classify seizures as either focal (partial seizure due to abnormal activity in one area of the brain), or generalized (seizures that affect the overall brain), based on how the abnormal brain activity begins.
HOW IS EPILEPSY DIAGNOSED?
There are around 40 different types of seizures and a person may have more than one type.