Epilepsy vs Seizures
Epilepsy is a neurological condition which results from sudden bursts of hyperactivity in the brain.
- This causes “seizures” which vary in form, strength and frequency depending on where in the brain abnormal activity is found.
- Epilepsy is the diagnosis and seizures are the symptom.
Seizures are caused by a physical reaction in the brain.
- For people with epilepsy, sometimes a group of brain cells have an erratic electrical discharge. This causes a seizure.
- A seizure is temporary
If a person has two or more seizures that are not related to another condition, that are unprovoked, that person will be diagnosed as having epilepsy.