Mar 15, 2024

Understanding the difference between epileptic and non-epileptic seizures

For those who have seizures, getting the right diagnosis and treatment is vital. Overlake and EvergreenHealth have joined together to form the Eastside Neuroscience Institute to deliver comprehensive care to those patients.

“When people have a seizure, usually what we’re describing is an abnormal electrical activity in the brain,” said Dr. Thomas Bullock, Eastside Neuroscience Institute and epilepsy program medical director at Overlake. “Our brains are bioelectric computers. When an area becomes abnormal, it will often cause a brain wave, which will spread around the brain and cause symptoms.”