Epilepsy Causes Explained

This month’s episode of Epilepsy Explained focuses on the various possible causes of epilepsy with Dr. Manisha Patel, PhD, Professor at the University of Colorado, Anschutz and Past President of the American Epilepsy Society.

In “Epilepsy Causes Explained”, Dr. Patel answers the following questions.

0:16 How does a person get epilepsy?

1:00 What is meant by a structural cause of epilepsy?

1:48 What are the genetic causes of epilepsy?

2:51 How can an infection turn into epilepsy?

3:46 What is a metabolic disorder and how does that cause epilepsy?

5:16 What is auto-immune epilepsy?

6:38 Are these all the ways that a person can get epilepsy?

Look for new episodes of Epilepsy Explained on the third Wednesday of every month here on CURE Epilepsy’s website and on our YouTube Channel.

 

Diagnosing Epilepsy Explained

This month’s episode of Epilepsy Explained focuses on how epilepsy is diagnosed and features Dr. David E. Burdette, MD, Epilepsy Section Chief at Corewell West Health System.

In “Diagnosing Epilepsy Explained”, Dr. Burdette answers the following questions.

0:18 How can you tell if you or someone around you is having or has had a seizure?

2:24 Do you have to experience more than one seizure before you can be diagnosed with epilepsy?

4:32 What type of doctor should I see to diagnose epilepsy?

6:36 What medical tests are used to diagnose epilepsy?

8:50 What is the difference between a seizure type and an epilepsy syndrome?



Look for new episodes of Epilepsy Explained on the third Wednesday of every month here on our website and on CURE Epilepsy’s YouTube Channel.

Seizures Explained

The first episode of CURE Epilepsy’s new monthly video series Epilepsy Explained focuses on seizures. Dr. Kristen Park, Pediatric Neurologist at Children’s Hospital of Colorado, explains the basics of seizures.

In this episode, entitled “Seizures Explained”, Dr. Park answers the following questions.

0:16 What happens in the brain when a seizure occurs?

1:57 What is the difference between seizures and epilepsy?

4:09 How many different types of seizures are there?

6:20 How long does a seizure last?

8:05 What are the phases of a seizure?

Look for new episodes of Epilepsy Explained on the third Wednesday of every month.