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How Much Do You Know About Seizures?

A seizure is an uncontrolled electrical discharge from brain cells. It causes mental and physical symptoms. Epilepsy is a group of long-term (chronic) conditions in which a person has unprovoked, recurring seizures. Find out more about epilepsy and seizures by taking this quiz. It is based on information from the Epilepsy Foundation.

1. The symptoms of a seizure may differ from person to person, but seizures are caused by the same thing:
2. Seizures can be caused by:
3. Epilepsy is most likely to begin in which age group?
4. A person with epilepsy needs how much extra sleep a night?
5. Which statement about driving with epilepsy is true?
6. Although exercise is good for people with epilepsy, some sports may be dangerous. Which of these sports falls in that area?
7. Alcohol can be dangerous for a person with epilepsy because:
8. How does a healthcare provider diagnose epilepsy?
9. Which is the most common treatment for epilepsy?