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The multidisciplinary team at the University of Florida Comprehensive Epilepsy Program (UFCEP) is committed to providing advanced care to people with epilepsy, seizures and sleep disorders.

UF Health Shands Hospital is home to state-of-the-art medical, surgical and imaging facilities. An epilepsy monitoring unit is available for both adults and children who require long-term monitoring of their seizures.

Seizures and Seizure Classification

A seizure is the physical findings or changes in behavior that occur after an episode of abnormal electrical activity in the brain.

The term "seizure" is often used interchangeably with "convulsion." Convulsions are when a person's body shakes rapidly and uncontrollably. During convulsions, the person's muscles contract and relax repeatedly. There are many different types of seizures. Some are mild and do not involve body shaking.

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