Epilepsy Resources

The Epilepsy Foundation of Missouri and Kansas is here to help you understand more about seizures and epilepsy. We’ve created these epilepsy resources to provide you with the information you need. If you want to learn more or if you have any additional questions, please contact us at epilepsy@efmk.org.

What is a seizure?
A seizure is a brief, excessive discharge of electrical activity in the brain that alters one or more of the following:

  • Movement
  • Sensation
  • Behavior
  • Awareness

A seizure is episodic, and there are more than 20 different kinds of seizures. Seizure symptoms depend on where in the brain the excessive electrical activity occurs and how much of the brain is affected during the seizure.

What is epilepsy?
Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by a tendency to have recurrent seizures. Epilepsy is also known as a “seizure disorder.”