Orrin Devinsky, director of Complex Epilepsy Center at NYU Langone said: "seizures is an isolated event while epilepsy is characterized as a tendency to recurrent seizures". "Another important difference is that seizures are considered when they are caused temporarily by an underlying action or a correction of the condition," explains Arnold. It may occur as a result of very low blood sugar levels in people or with diabetes, withdrawal from alcohol, cocaine use, fever or head trauma, injuries and lack of sleep, dehydration, stress.
The Greeks believed that seizures caused due to demons and considered them a supernatural phenomenon. The true nature of epilepsy has long been distorted due to myths and anxiety. People still have misconceptions about this disorder. Epilepsy is the disorder of the central nervous system. In which the brain activity becomes abnormal. It showed periods of unusual behavior, loss of awareness and sensations.
In male and females, epilepsy can develop at any age. During the seizure individual stare blankly for a few seconds and in some cases patients twitch their arms and legs. Having a single seizure is not a sign of epilepsy. At least two unprovoked seizures are required generally for the epilepsy diagnosis.