The holidays are known to many doctors as the "season for seizures."
Brien Smith, MD, chief of Neurology for Spectrum Health Medical Group and immediate past chair of the National Epilepsy Foundation, says it's common to see a spike in ER visits for seizures this time of year. Research has shown a link between epileptic seizures and stress, and we all know the holidays can be stressful.
Dr. Smith, who has a history of epilepsy related to a brain tumor, is an authority on epilepsy and co-author of the book Epilepsy Surgery: Case Studies and Commentaries.
Dr. Smith talks about how seizures affect people's lives and careers and what family and friends should be aware of as the holidays approach.
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