Epilepsy is a disease characterized by an enduring predisposition to generate epileptic seizures (transient symptoms due to abnormal neuronal activity in the brain) and by the neurobiological, cognitive, psychological, and social consequences of the condition.

Focal seizures usually start in a small area of the temporal lobe or frontal lobe of the brain and quickly involve other areas of the brain that affect alertness and awareness. Focal seizures are the most common type of seizure, with 1.5 million of the 2.2 million adults with epilepsy in the US suffering from focal seizures.

To Learn More:

Epilepsy Foundation

Epilepsy Study Consortium