The epilepsies are a set of disorders characterized by recurring seizures, or disturbances in the electrical activity of the brain. Epilepsy affects people of all ages, from infants to the aged, and can result from many causes, including genetic variations, illness, head injury, or abnormal brain development. NIH/NINDS and its community-based research partners are dedicated to finding cures for the epilepsies and/or preventing epilepsy in individuals at risk for seizures.
This web page is designed to provide some information about ongoing epilepsy research efforts supported by NINDS.
Select this link for more information about epilepsy: NINDS Epilepsy Information Page
NINDS Staff Contacts for Epilepsy
Last Modified February 1, 2016