Epilepsy. By Kat, Phoebe & Krupa. What is it. Episodic spontaneous seizures resulting from paroxysmal uncontrolled discharge of neurons within the CNS Its caused by a dysbalance between the excitatory and inhibitory systems. Neurotransmitters. GABA – main inhibitory neurotransmitter
By Kat, Phoebe & Krupa
They can be due to infection, hormonal dysbalance, visual or auditory stimuli, visual stimuli (photosensitive epilepsy)
A seizure whose initial semiology indicatesmore than minimal involvement of both cerebral hemispheres.
Can be grand mal or petit mal
A seizure whose initial semiology indicates activates only part of one cerebral hemisphere.
1. Absentia petit mal (<30secs)
2. Myoclonic petit mal – puberty
3. Akinetic – no movements