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Prognosis

Seizures that have an identifiable cause (such as a chemical imbalance or overuse of alcohol) usually stop when the medical condition is treated. Many people who have seizures without an identifiable cause eventually will stop having seizures, particularly if seizures begin during childhood. Seizures usually can be well controlled with medication.

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