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    What are the symptoms of epilepsy?

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  • Established in 1952, Epilepsy Action Australia provides education and support for people with epilepsy, their families and community, and professional groups. These services promote self-management … View Profile

    Someone with epilepsy has a tendency to have seizures. A seizure occurs when the normal pattern of the brains electrical activity is disrupted, caused by neurons rapidly firing all at once. This can cause changes in sensation, awareness and behaviour, or sometimes convulsions, muscle spasms or loss of consciousness, depending on where the seizure starts and spreads in the brain.
    Seizures vary greatly and can last a few seconds to a few minutes. Most seizures are over in less than three minutes. 

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