Seizures and Epilepsy

Seizures and Epilepsy

by Roy Strowd, MD

Seizures occur when there is an uncontrolled, excessive, and synchronous neuronal activity in the brain causing sudden, transient changes in motor function, sensation, behavior, or mental status. They are classified primarily as generalized or focal. Seizures may occur once or be recurrent, which is the case in epilepsy.

For optimal comprehension, the student must be familiarized with the physiology of neuronal action potentials, the concepts of depolarization, hyperpolarization, and repolarization, distribution of different aspects of functioning throughout the cerebral cortex, and the basics behind electroencephalogram (EEG) tracings.

The avid clinician will be able to roughly tell which parts of the neural cortex are affected during a seizure based on the specific clinical presentation. Although commonly represented in the media, seizures, and epilepsy may have varying prevalence and incidence, depending on the physician’s place of practice. Nevertheless, it’s vital for a competent clinician to understand how to promptly recognize and act when presented with a seizing episode.

Course Details

  • Videos 30
  • Duration 3:16 h
  • Quiz questions 82
  • Concept Pages 0


Your Educators of course Seizures and Epilepsy

 Roy Strowd, MD

Roy Strowd, MD

Dr. Roy Strowd is the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, in North Carolina, USA.
He obtained his MD from Wake Forest School of Medicine in 2009, and his MEd from Johns Hopkins University in 2021. Currently, he co-directs the Neurofibromatosis and Tuberous Sclerosis Clinics at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and is a researcher for the Adult Brain Tumor Consortium (ABTC) and Alliance for Clinical Trials in Neuro-Oncology.
Due to his achievements, he earned the M. Brownell Anderson Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Strowd teaches courses on Clinical Neurology.

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By Ghadeer K. on 18. October 2021 for Seizures and Epilepsy

Dr. Strowd has a knack for making neurology sound very manageable. The way he walks us through epilepsy from A to Z makes it simple without belittling or underestimating the student’s ability to comprehend such a complex topic. I just love when doctors are able to simplify things enough for me to grasp while still feeling respected.

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By poonam s. on 20. September 2021 for Seizures and Epilepsy

Explained well how to take history for epilepsy to identify the type of seizures

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By Behzad R. on 25. June 2021 for Seizures and Epilepsy

The way he teaches is wonderful his accent is pleasant the subjects are interesting.