Epilepsy is a common nervous system disorder in which clusters of nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain sometimes signal abnormally and can create nervous system disruption. Epilepsy can cause unusual sensations, as well as disturbances in emotions and behavior, along with seizures and loss of consciousness.

Epilepsy has many possible causes, but all are related to a disruption in normal neuron activity. This includes everything from illness to brain damage to abnormal brain development, as well as abnormalities in the brain wiring, an imbalance of chemicals called neurotransmitters, or a combination of such factors. Recurrent unprovoked seizures are considered the key criteria for defining epilepsy, but there are many epilepsy syndromes. These syndromes are classified by a variety of symptoms and features, including seizure severity, age of onset, seizure patterns, the area of the brain involved, and genetic factors.

The Neuroscience Institute at Monmouth has state-of-the-art Epilepsy Monitoring Program and a team of neurologists and neurosurgeons who have extensive expertise in diagnosing and treating all forms of epilepsy, including:

  • Febrile Seizures
  • Benign Rolandic Epilepsy
  • Childhood Absence Epilepsy
  • Juvenile Absence Epilepsy
  • Infantile Spasms
  • Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome
  • Reflex Epilepsies
  • Temporat Lobe Epilepsy
  • Frontal Lobe Epilepsy
  • Progresive Myoclonic Epilepsies
  • Mitochondrial Disorders
  • Landau-Kleffner Syndrome
  • Rasmussen’s Syndrome
  • Ring Chromosome 20 Syndrome
  • Hypothalamic Hamartoma

For more information on our Epilepsy Program, or to make an appointment with a specialist, please call 732-923-6839.

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