Epilepsy Symptoms, Causes and More

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  • 1. 'What Is Epilepsy?' Epilepsy Foundation, 21 January 2014, www.epilepsy.com/learn/about-epilepsy-basics/what-epilepsy.
  • 2. 'Epilepsy.' Mayo Clinic, 24 Feb. 2021, https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/epilepsy/symptoms-causes/syc-20350093.
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2. Causes of Epilepsy

There are several possible causes of epilepsy, one being genetic. Certain types of epilepsy have been associated with specific genetic changes and may run in families. While research is ongoing, epilepsy has been linked to a number of specific gene types.

Head trauma is another possible risk factor in the development of this brain condition. Infectious disease is yet another cause of epilepsy. Developmental disorders may contribute to the onset of epilepsy, as can injuries suffered prenatally.2‘Epilepsy.’ Mayo Clinic, 24 Feb. 2021, https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/epilepsy/symptoms-causes/syc-20350093.

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