Epilepsy Papers

  • Epilepsy

    1044 words, 5 pages

    Epilepsy is the most common serious neurological condition, and is seriously misunderstood. One in two hundred adults and one in one hundred children have epilepsy. It can affect people of all ages, races, and walks of life (Singh). Epilepsy is characterized by unprovoked, recurring seizures that disrupt the nervous system and can cause mental and physical dysfunction. In the U.S., about 2.5 million people are affected by epilepsy and seizures (Singh). About 10% of the American population will experience at least one seizure during their lifetime. Many experiments and tests are being done to p

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    Visions Of Grief

    1011 words, 5 pages

    On September 29th, 2001, my younger brother was playing the homecoming football game, of his senior year. After the game was over, he was jumped by 5 men, who attacked him with baseball bats. He was airlifted to the emergency room, and the doctors began working on him. After several days, the doctors told us that, among many other injuries, he had suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The TBI took away his ability to speak, walk, and left him with the loss of his vision. I had so many questions for the doctors, but most of all, I wanted to know, why getting hit

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    Frankenstein Psychology

    1255 words, 6 pages

    General Psychology Module Three Writing Assignment I will never forget the day that I lost the love of my life. It had been nearly three years to the day since I had seen my beloved Patton Elias Stein, or Patty as I had always called him. Our love was forbidden considering that he was a farm boy and I was from a family striving for education. My mother and father had always taught me to never allow love get in the way of the most important thing in life…education. I had always listened to my mother until I met Patty. I met Patty at a bookstore that my mother sent me to so that I could ob

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    Nursing: Understanding Epilepsy And Seizure

    1474 words, 6 pages

    Seizures and epilepsy can be more complicated than you think. It's not a “one size fits all problem”. There are many different types of seizures that can affect people in different ways. While seizures can be easy to diagnose and control for some people, for many others, epilepsy is a lifelong problem that can affect people in many different ways. Seizures are symptoms of a brain problem. They happen because of sudden, abnormal electrical activity in the brain. When people think of seizures, they often think of convulsions, which a person's body shakes rapidly and uncontrollably. Not all seiz

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    Core Study

    1770 words, 8 pages

    Sperry, R.W. (1968) Hemisphere deconnection and unity in consciousness. Background In this study, Roger Sperry investigated the functions of separated hemispheres in the human brain. The experiments included people who had already had their corpus callosum cut for treatment as they had severe epilepsy. Human brains are divided into hemispheres; a left hemisphere and a right hemisphere. Even though the halves look similar they have very different functions. This division of tasks between the hemispheres is called lateralisation of function, for example, the major f

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