Steven C. Schachter MD


Tips for Parents of Children With Epilepsy

If your child has epilepsy, there are many ways to lower his or her risk of injury and avoid embarrassment sometimes caused by seizures: Use waterproof pads on cribs and beds, and use padded side rails on your older child’s bed. But don’t use sleep positioners, bumper pads, or other products that attach to crib sides or…

Epilepsy: Generalized Seizures

Epilepsy that causes generalized seizures is more common in children than in adults. Partial seizures start in a specific, often damaged area in the brain. But generalized seizures can’t be traced to a specific location or focus. The abnormal electrical activity that causes the seizures begins over the entire surface of…

Nonepileptic Seizures (NES)

People with nonepileptic seizures (NES) have periods of seizure-like activity. NES are characterized by a loss of or change in physical function without a central nervous system problem. The loss or change causes periods of physical activity or inactivity that resemble epileptic seizures. A person can have both…

Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Temporal lobe epilepsy involves the portions of the brain that control emotions and memory. The temporal lobes are located on each side of the head just above the ears at the temples. Temporal lobe epilepsy can cause both partial and generalized seizures. Temporal lobe seizures cause behaviors such as smacking of the…