Approximately 2.5 million Americans suffer from epilepsy, a group of disorders characterized by recurrent seizures, or short disruptions in the brain’s electrical activity. Epilepsy is the most prevalent neurological condition in the United States, affecting two to three percent of the population at some point during their lives. There are different types of epilepsy, different causes of epilepsy and different types of seizures. Medications are effective in controlling most seizures, but surgery and specialized diets also have benefits.
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