Epilepsy Defined

Epilepsy Defined

Streaming Video - 2011
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Simply stated, epilepsy is an electrical storm in the brain - but that definition is the only thing that is simple about epilepsy, a vastly complex mental disorder. This program uses case studies of two boys, 9 and 16, and a 10-year-old girl as a starting point for creating a broadly inclusive definition of epilepsy that references febrile seizures, partial and complex seizures, generalized seizures, tonic-clonic (grand mal) seizures, status seizures, and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. In addition, medical specialists discuss causes of epilepsy, typical ages of onset, diagnosis methods, and a spectrum of treatments that includes ketogenic nutrition, medications, vagal nerve stimulation, and brain surgery.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], c2007
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (30 min.) :,sd., col., digital file

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