Epilepsy is a chronic disease associated with impaired activity of the cells of the cerebral cortex. Normally, nerve cells (neurons) transmit signals using small electrical impulses. During epilepsy, the normal processes of regulating the power of electrical impulses and the processes of their transfer between neurons are disrupted. As a result, a very strong electrical […]
Is Epilepsy a Mental Disorder? Epilepsy is not a mental disorder. Indeed, several decades ago there was a belief that epilepsy treatment is the prerogative of psychiatrists. And even earlier there was an opinion that epilepsy is one of the forms of insanity. Patients who had such kind of seizures were placed in hospitals for […]
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Description: This deficiency mainly affects the brain and patients usually have seizures, which occur in the first few months of their life. Other Names & Associated Gene Mutations GLUT 1 SLC2A1 Associated Gene Mutations