Epilepsy. It affects 3 million Americans and generally we as treating neurologists do not know the cause. Certainly in some cases the cause is readily identifiable, but most cases of epilepsy are what we call "idiopathic," meaning we don't understand the cause. The go-to treatment for epilepsy is using anti-convulsant medication. That said, let's have a look at another perspective on what we should be thinking about in terms of this sometimes devastating situation.
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