Seizure disorder is a general term used to describe any condition where seizures are a symptom. Seizures are characterized by abnormal electrical activity in the brain that affects physical and mental functioning.
There are two main types of seizures: generalized and partial. Generalized seizures involve the entire brain, while partial or focal seizures begin in one area of the brain.
Epilepsy is defined as a group of related disorders characterized by a tendency to suffer recurrent seizures. Seizures can occur at any time, and often without warning. In most people, seizures can be controlled with treatment and may go away entirely, in others, seizures continue despite treatment and may last a lifetime.
Patients benefit from the most advanced, leading-edge diagnostic services and technology available for seizures and epilepsy.
Penn offers the latest advancements in treatment for those with seizure disorder and epilepsy using a multidisciplinary approach.
Meet the team of experts who specialize in seizures and epilepsy.
Penn Medicine's epilepsy support group is open to all epilepsy patients and their families.
Read stories from our patients who have received treatment for epilepsy at Penn Neurology.