If you are experiencing a medical emergency please dial 911 immediately
Epilepsy is a disorder that causes repeated seizures. Seizures may cause problems with muscle control, movement, speech, vision, or awareness. They usually don't last very long, but they can be scary.
Most people are able to control their seizures with medicines. Some people outgrow epilepsy and no longer have seizures.
Last Revised: October 9, 2012
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics & Steven C. Schachter, MD - Neurology
To learn more visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2013 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.