What Causes Epilepsy (Seizure Disorder)?
The brain is a hive of electrical activity, but epilepsy occurs when a circuit misfires. In this video, Gayatri Devi, MD, director of New York Memory and Healthy Aging Services, explains.
[BLANK_AUDIO] Epilepsy or seizure disorder is caused when there is consistent
misfiring of a group of nerve cells inside the brain. Now the brain is really a hive of electrical activity, and the way the nerve cells
speak to one another is through electrical signals. Sometimes what happens is one of those circuits misfires, and it keeps misfiring
over time. And when that happens such a person who has a brain, who is misbehaving if you will in this way, will then be more likely
to have epilepsy, which manifests in various different ways. There's convulsions, sometimes even just as a behavior disorder.
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