What Is Epilepsy? Seizures vs. Epilepsy
The medical definition of a seizure is a clinical expression of abnormal, excessive, synchronous discharge of neurons residing primarily in the brain’s cerebral cortex. Alternatively, the term epilepsy encompasses a broad range clinical syndromes characterized by repeated seizures over time unprovoked by an acute systemic or neurological insult.
“It’s the last thing you worry about before you go to bed; and the first thing you think about when you wake up in the morning.” – Heather Jackson
These definition’s however fail to capture the feelings of helplessness felt by parents, family members, and caregivers when they watch a loved one endure the experience of a having a seizure – especially when that loved one is a child.