25th November 2019

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Where did the word epilepsy come from?

1570s, from Middle French epilepsie (16c.), from Late Latin epilepsia, from Greek epilepsia "seizure," from epi "upon" (see epi-) + lepsis "seizure," from leps-, future stem of lambanein "take hold of, grasp" (see analemma).

Besides, can you suddenly develop epilepsy?

Epilepsy is the most common serious brain (neurological) condition. You can have one seizure but not have epilepsy. However, if you develop epilepsy in later life, there is more likely to be a physical cause. For example, you can develop epilepsy after a stroke.

When was the first case of epilepsy?

Important discoveries in the fields of electroencephalography were made during the 1920s and 1930s. In 1929, Berger (1873–1941), a German neurologist, reported his findings on human brain waves [57], five years after his initial recording of the first human electroencephalogram.