Epilepsy is a chronic CNS disease accompanied by paroxysmal states (non-convulsive and convulsive) as well as gradual specific personality changes. In the absence of proper and timely treatment, the pathology can lead to epileptic dementia.
Epilepsy develops mainly in infancy and young adulthood (up to 20 years), but it can also occur in older people. Everyone should be aware of the main signs of the disease because, with timely and correct treatment, the pathological process can be localized.
And if all the doctor's recommendations are followed, 75% of patients manage to achieve complete recovery.
You should also know that epilepsy in children is more malignant and leads more quickly to a decrease in intelligence, speech impairment, and even loss of skills.
The following types of epilepsy are distinguished:
• temporal median;
• immune-dependent forms;
• epilepsy resulting from cerebral folate deficiency.