• Bookmark this Page
  • Print this Page

Epilepsy

Epilepsy Symptoms and Causes

Epilepsy is a neurological condition involving the brain that makes people more susceptible to having seizures. It is one of the most common disorders of the nervous system and affects people of all ages, races and ethnic backgrounds. When a person has two or more seizures, they are considered to have epilepsy. There are many possible causes of epilepsy, including tumors, strokes and brain damage from illness or injury. In many cases, epilepsy may not have any detectable causes. Epilepsy symptoms occur during seizures that can produce temporary confusion, a staring spell, uncontrollable jerking movements of the arms and legs and loss of consciousness.