Epilepsy is a brain disorder characterized by recurrent seizures; an estimated 2.9 million persons in the United States have active epilepsy (1). A seizure is a brief change in normal brain activity that changes awareness, behavior, or body movement. More than 30 different types of seizures have been described (2). A report in this issue characterizes seizures in children and adolescents aged 6–17 years in the United States.
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