Thanks for taking our course on epilepsy. You may already know something about epilepsy and you can test your knowledge below. If you don’t know very much about this condition than we’re really glad you stopped by. Learning more will help those affected by epilepsy and the entire community.


 1 EXPLAINING EPILEPSY
 2 TYPES OF SEIZURES
 3 FIRST AID

 4 TREATMENTS
 5 SOCIAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACT
 6 DIAGNOSING EPILEPSY


WHAT IS EPILEPSY?

Epilepsy is the tendency to have recurrent seizures. Sometimes it is referred to as a "seizure disorder".

CORRECT!

Epilepsy is a disorder affecting the brain.
It is not a disease
WRONG

Epilepsy is a disorder affecting the brain.
It is not a disease

WHAT IS A SEIZURE?

  1. A seizure is a circulatory problem in the body.
    WRONG


    A seizure results when neurons in the brain misfire
    and cause a temporary electrical disturbance in the brain.


    When the neurons stop misfiring, the electrical energy is restored in the brain and the seizure ends. Having one seizure does not mean you have epilepsy


  2. A seizure results when neurons in the brain misfire and cause a temporary electrical disturbance in the brain.
    CORRECT!


    A seizure results when neurons in the brain misfire
    and cause a temporary electrical disturbance in the brain.


    When the neurons stop misfiring, the electrical energy is restored in the brain and the seizure ends. Having one seizure does not mean you have epilepsy


  3. A seizure is a condition that causes you to become unconscious.
    WRONG


    A seizure results when neurons in the brain misfire
    and cause a temporary electrical disturbance in the brain.


    When the neurons stop misfiring, the electrical energy is restored in the brain and the seizure ends. Having one seizure does not mean you have epilepsy

EPILEPSY AFFECTS...

  1. Predominately seniors.
    WRONG


    Epilepsy affects anyone at any age.

    While Children and Seniors have higher rates of epilepsy, anyone can develop this neurological disorder at any age.


  2. Anyone at any age.
    CORRECT!


    While Children and Seniors have higher rates of epilepsy, anyone can develop this neurological disorder at any age.


  3. Children only.
    WRONG


    Epilepsy affects anyone at any age.

    While Children and Seniors have higher rates of epilepsy, anyone can develop this neurological disorder at any age.

WHAT DOES A SEIZURE LOOK LIKE?

A seizure always involves a convulsion.


WHAT IS A SEIZURE THRESHOLD?

  1. The level of stimulation at which your brain will have a seizure.
    CORRECT!


    Every person has a seizure threshold. Anyone could have a seizure if there was sufficient stimulus to the brain that exceeded their own threshold. People with epilepsy have lower seizure thresholds causing the tendency to have seizures.


  2. An indication of how long you will have a seizure.
    WRONG


    A seizure threshold is the level of stimulation at which your brain will have a seizure.

    Every person has a seizure threshold. Anyone could have a seizure if there was sufficient stimulus to the brain that exceeded their own threshold. People with epilepsy have lower seizure thresholds causing the tendency to have seizures.


  3. The cause of the epilepsy.
    WRONG


    A seizure threshold is the level of stimulation at which your brain will have a seizure.

    Every person has a seizure threshold. Anyone could have a seizure if there was sufficient stimulus to the brain that exceeded their own threshold. People with epilepsy have lower seizure thresholds causing the tendency to have seizures.

WHAT CAUSES EPILEPSY?

  1. Mostly genetics.
    WRONG


    A variety of factors can cause epilepsy including head trauma, stroke, brain tumour or lesion.

    In large majority of cases the cause of epilepsy is not known. However known causes include: head injury (from a fall or accident), brain tumour or lesion, brain injury during fetal development, birth trauma (lack of oxygen during labour), infectious disease such as meningitis, encephalitis, measles, poisoning from substance abuse, any abnormality in the brain and genetics (although most types of epilepsy develop without any family history).


  2. General illness.
    WRONG


    A variety of factors can cause epilepsy including head trauma, stroke, brain tumour or lesion.

    In large majority of cases the cause of epilepsy is not known. However known causes include: head injury (from a fall or accident), brain tumour or lesion, brain injury during fetal development, birth trauma (lack of oxygen during labour), infectious disease such as meningitis, encephalitis, measles, poisoning from substance abuse, any abnormality in the brain and genetics (although most types of epilepsy develop without any family history).


  3. A variety of factors can cause epilepsy including head trauma, stroke, brain tumour or lesion.
    CORRECT!


    In large majority of cases the cause of epilepsy is not known. However known causes include: head injury (from a fall or accident), brain tumour or lesion, brain injury during fetal development, birth trauma (lack of oxygen during labour), infectious disease such as meningitis, encephalitis, measles, poisoning from substance abuse, any abnormality in the brain and genetics (although most types of epilepsy develop without any family history).


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 2 TYPES OF SEIZURES