Mechanism of epilepsy.


Journal Article (Review)

Epilepsy is a collection of diverse disorders that together affect approximately 1% of the general population. Current therapies are largely symptomatic and are aimed at controlling seizures in affected individuals. This review focuses on emerging insights into mechanisms underlying the most common form of epilepsy--complex partial epilepsy--and also addresses progress in molecular genetic approaches. Such developments will hopefully lead to more effective therapies.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Shin, C; McNamara, JO

Published Date

  • 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 45 /

Start / End Page

  • 379 - 389

PubMed ID

  • 8198389

Pubmed Central ID

  • 8198389

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0066-4219

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1146/


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States