What is post-traumatic epilepsy
A “seizure” is a change in consciousness or behavior that is a result of an electrical disturbance in the brain. Seizures can be very obvious and dramatic, such as when someone suddenly stiffens up, loses consciousness and falls to the floor and shakes. Seizures can also be less obvious, such as when a person has a lapse in memory, or stares into space for a few seconds, or does something odd, but doesn’t remember doing it. “Epilepsy” is a disorder in which repeated, unexpected and unprovoked seizures occur. One of the more common causes of epilepsy in adults is brain injury. Specifically, people who experience a traumatic brain injury from any kind of war wound are at significant risk to develop epilepsy.