Absence seizure

Absence seizures typically last only a few seconds, but can occur dozens of times a day.


Cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes and treatment of this movement disorder.

Childhood schizophrenia

Childhood schizophrenia is confusing and heart wrenching. Learn about managing this serious psychotic disorder.

Chronic daily headaches

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy


Conversion disorder

Conversion disorder occurs when your response to stress shows up as seizures, paralysis or another physical symptom.

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease




Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain usually caused by a viral infection. Severe cases can cause brain damage, even death.

Febrile seizure

Frontal lobe seizures

Frontal lobe seizures can produce many odd behaviors, including bicycle pedaling motions and pelvic thrusting. Seizures often occur during sleep.

Grand mal seizure

Huntington's disease

Intermittent explosive disorder

Lewy body dementia

This type of dementia often causes hallucinations, delusions and fluctuating alertness.

Long QT syndrome


Myoclonus refers to involuntary muscle jerks. Examples range from simple hiccups to the jerking movements common in epileptic seizures or cognitive disorders.

Restless legs syndrome

Rett syndrome

Temporal lobe seizure

Transient global amnesia

Tuberous sclerosis

West Nile virus

West Nile virus infection usually resolves on its own, but occasionally it can be serious.

May 20, 2014