Nearly 3,000 years ago, a Babylonian tablet described a curious illness called “miqtu” that caused symptoms ranging from facial twitching to full body convulsions. Today, we know miqtu as seizures, and modern medicine has developed numerous treatments for those experiencing them.
So, what causes seizures, and is there any way to stop them from occurring?
In this TED-Ed video, Dr. Christopher E. Gaw takes us deep into the origins and beliefs, as well as the contemporary medical – and first aid – responses to seizures.
You can also read more about seizures here.
View the original video here.
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