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Epilepsy is any condition that predisposes someone to have recurrent seizures. I would point out there are hundreds of different conditions that can predispose to someone having unprovoked recurrent seizures. Epilepsy can manifest as a variety of different types of seizures, sometimes as subtlest staring, but can be as obvious as a generalized convulsion. The age groups that we see epilepsy in aren't just kids, but actually even more common in adults over the age of 65. the treatments that are available are many and that we point out that most people actually respond well to treatments and become seizure free. In those that don't, there are a variety of other options including surgery and dietary changes. With respect to overall prognosis, over 60% of patients become seizure free, and then the ones that don't, there are a multitude of options to consider.

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David Teeple, MD


  • Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both Neurology and Neurophysiology
  • Special area of expertise is in Stroke, Epilepsy, Therapeutic Botox
  • Director of the Stroke Care Program at Tucson Medical Center

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