Epidemiology of Seizure Disorders

Joseph I. Sirven

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdult Epilepsy
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780470741221
StatePublished - Mar 18 2011


  • Abrupt discontinuation of antiepileptic drugs - sedative, and anxiolytic agents, cause of seizures
  • Acute symptomatic seizures, differing from epilepsy - each seizure has a clear, identifiable, proximal cause
  • Epilepsy care in United States - United States (US) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), surveillance work assessing state of epilepsy and seizure care
  • Epilepsy, at least two unprovoked seizures - separated by a minimum of 24 hours
  • Epilepsy, one of the most common neurological disorders - encountered by physicians
  • Incidence of acute symptomatic seizures - higher in men than in women
  • Neurocysticercosis, a special mention - frequent instances in developing countries
  • Potential risk factors, toward epilepsy - Alzheimer's disease, head trauma and neurocysticercosis
  • Risk factors for epilepsy in adults
  • Seizure disorder epidemiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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