As many as 2.5 million Americans have epilepsy. Thirty per cent of them are children under the age of 18. Richard Lechtenberg explains the biology behind this complex and relatively widespread class of diseases. He discusses the various mediacal conditions that can cause seizures in children and adults and points out that the cause of many seizure disorders is ver discovered.
Richard Lechtenberg, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Neurology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.