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How Much Do You Know About Seizures?

A seizure is an uncontrolled electrical discharge from brain cells that causes mental and physical symptoms. Epilepsy is a group of chronic conditions in which a person has unprovoked, recurring seizures. Find out more about epilepsy and seizures by taking this quiz, based on information from the Epilepsy Foundation.

1. Although the characteristics of a seizure may differ from person to person, seizures are caused by the same thing:
2. Seizures can be caused by:
3. Epilepsy is most likely to begin in which age group?
4. A person with epilepsy needs how much extra sleep a night?
5. In some states, if you have epilepsy, you can get a driver's license only if:
6. Although exercise is good for people with epilepsy, some sports are not appropriate. Which of these is/are not?
7. Alcohol can be dangerous for a person with epilepsy because:
8. How does a health care provider diagnose epilepsy?
9. Which is the most common treatment for epilepsy?
Author: Sinovic, Dianna
Online Source: Epilepsy Foundationhttp://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/about/faq/ <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
Online Source: Epilepsy Foundationhttp://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/about/treatment/ketogenicdiet/ <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
Online Source: Epilepsy Foundationhttp://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/aboutepilepsy/Diagnosis/index.cfm <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
Online Source: National Institutes of Healthhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc2737460/ <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
Online Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokehttp://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/epilepsy/detail_epilepsy.htm <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
Online Editor: Sinovic, Dianna
Online Medical Reviewer: Jones, Niya, MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Sather, Rita, RN
Date Last Reviewed: 6/25/2012