People with Epilepsy or Seizure Disorders

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EPILEPSY IS A NEUROLOGICAL CONDITION characterized by seizures that happen when the electrical system of the brain malfunctions.

The seizures may be convulsive, or the person may appear to be in a trance.

During complex partial seizures, the person may walk or make other movements while he is, in effect, unconscious.

If a person has a seizure, you cannot do anything to stop it. If he has fallen, be sure his head is protected and wait for the seizure to end.

When a seizure has ended, the person may feel disoriented and embarrassed. Try to ensure that he has privacy to collect himself. Be aware that strobe lights can trigger seizures in some people.

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