“ Epilepsy is a neurological condition, which affects the nervous system. Epilepsy is also known as a seizure disorder . It is usually diagnosed after a person has had at least two seizures that were not caused by some known medical condition like alcohol withdrawal or extremely low blood sugar.”
Major Types of Epilepsy Types of Epilepsy Generalized Epilepsy Partial Epilepsy Idiopathic (genetic causes) - Tends to appear during childhood/adolescence -No nervous system abnormalities other than seizures. -Normal Intelligence -Treated with medication -Possibly outgrown as child ages. - Benign focal epilepsy of childhood Symptomatic (cause unknown) or cryptogenic (cause unknown) -Caused by brain damage -In addition to seizures, there are often other neurological problems, such as mental retardation or cerebral palsy. - Temporal lobe epilepsy - Frontal lobe epilepsy Others
State: South Carolina Epilepsy Foundation: Closed due to lack of funding.
National: There are a variety of national organizations devoted to spreading epilepsy awareness and acceptance. Some include the National Epilepsy Foundation, Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE), Epilepsy Institute, and People Against Childhood Epilepsy (PACE) along with many others.
Local: The MUSC Comprehensive Epilepsy Program: Multidisciplinary epilepsy care for patients of all ages including infants, children, adolescents, adults and the elderly.