Steven C. Schachter MD


Epilepsy: Myoclonic Seizures

Myoclonic seizures affect a small number of children and adults with generalized epilepsy of unknown cause (idiopathic). In children and teens with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, the seizures seem to occur most often after waking up or while falling asleep. During a myoclonic seizure: The arms, legs, torso, or facial…

Helping a Person During a Seizure

Briefly describes seizures. Lists ways to help someone during and after a seizure. Covers things to watch for during a seizure as well as when to seek medical attention.

Seizure

Seizures are sudden bursts of abnormal electrical activity in the brain that may affect a person’s muscle control, movement, speech, vision, or awareness (consciousness). The effects of seizures depend on a person’s individual response, as well as the seizure type, frequency, and severity. Some seizures make a person…

Epilepsy

Covers different types of epilepsy and its causes. Addresses complications of seizures and lists risk factors. Guides through decision regarding when to call doctor. Covers exams/tests, treatments, medicines, and surgeries. Provides home treatment tips.