Posted by: Adam Ostendorf, MD on Sep 22, 2023

Epilepsy is a condition where a person has recurrent seizures, or abnormal surges in brain electrical activity, from an irreversible cause. About 1 in every 26 people will have epilepsy at some point in their lives.

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