Epilepsy and Seizures

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about epilepsy and seizures.

What is epilepsy?

Dr. Barbara Phillips discusses the traits that mark the condition of epilepsy. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


Epilepsy is a condition in which people tend to have seizures. It is diagnosed after someone experiences two or more unprovoked seizures. Anyone can have a seizure caused by taking certain drugs or getting hit on the head or some other trauma. If you have a seizure without any provocation, then you may have a tendency toward having seizures.

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Source: Barbara Phillips, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute; Arshi Naz, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute