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Questions tagged [epilepsy]

Questions about what occurs in the brain during epilepsy or seizures, but not self-help advice.

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Does epilepsy account for this? [on hold]

A friend of mine had two mild seizures a 2 years and 22 months ago. But he started phenobarbital treatment not long after the second had occured. The problem is that, he keeps zoning out, and could ...
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Are many anticonvulsants just coincidentally also psychoactive?

Many of the antiseizure I'm aware of are described as having the potential for behavior altering side-effects. I am curious about this. Is there something about the chemistry of the brain that ...
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How do people with a split brain experience reality?

Some people with severe epileptic seizures have the connection between their two brain halves cut. How appears reality for them, and why does this procedure helps them?
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Why does strobe lighting trigger seizures in photosensitive epilepsy?

Photosensitive epilepsy (PSE) is a form of epilepsy in which seizures are triggered by visual stimuli that form patterns in time or space, such as flashing lights, bold, regular patterns, or regular ...