epilepsy

The link between epilepsy and psychiatry

– What is epilepsy, which shared area of disciplines does it come under? Before we define epilepsy we have to define seizures. A seizure is a spontaneous sudden discharge of the brain cells (neurons). In order to be called epilepsy the patient has to have had at least one such seizure and carry the risk of having others. Epilepsy comes mainly within the field of psychiatry and neurology.