The Human Brain : From Neurone to Nervous System


  1. Epilepsy is a common condition that causes seizures (uncontrolled movements or fits); the most severe seizures consist of generalised convulsions that affect many muscle groups in the body and are accompanied by unconsciousness (a grand mal attack). Other patients experience a transient trance-like state (petit mal).

  2. Epilepsy often begins in childhood. Epilepsy is normally diagnosed after a person has their first seizure.