What is a seizure? To understand what a seizure is, you must first understand how the brain works. Your brain is comprised of thousands of neurons – cells that process and send information by interacting with each […]
Watching your child have a seizure for the first time was probably one of the most frightening moments of your life. My parents told me that is most terrifying experiences of their life. Their bedroom […]
Epilepsy is a disorder of the central nervous system, specifically the brain. In simple terms, our nervous system is a communications network that controls every thought, emotion, impression, memory, and movement, essentially defining who we are. Nerves throughout the body function like telephone lines, enabling the brain to communicate with every part of the body via electrical signals. In epilepsy, the brain’s electrical rhythms have a tendency to become imbalanced, resulting in recurrent seizures.
TalkAboutIt.org was created by actor Greg Grunberg in partnership with the Epilepsy Foundation. The mission of the Foundation is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.