Seizures affect each person differently. We work hard to understand how seizures affect your life, and offer treatments that fit your goals.


Epilepsy is diagnosed when someone suffers from more than one seizure without any other cause. Some people with epilepsy have multiple kinds of seizures. The Ayer Neuroscience Institute Epilepsy Center offers a variety of epileptologists, (a neurologist who specializes in epilepsy), who can help evaluate seizures using specific diagnostic tools.


There are many kinds of epileptic seizures. Our epilepsy providers will ask you to describe your seizures because this is the best way to understand how they are affecting you and what diagnosis might explain their cause.

  • Epileptic seizures caused by epilepsy.
    •    There are many kinds of epileptic seizures
  • Non-epileptic seizures.
    •    Provoked seizures are caused by something else, such as a traumatic brain injury, low blood sugar, or alcohol withdrawal.
    •    Psychogenic seizures occur when the mind converts emotional distress into physical symptoms.

Mood Disturbances

Many people find coping with seizures to be very challenging. Depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder are more common among people with epilepsy, and in some cases can be worse than the seizures. Our providers recognize the importance of feeling well and enjoying life, even with seizures, and will work with you to find the right team to help you achieve this.

Cognitive Difficulty

People with seizures often have difficulty with learning and memory. We recognize the importance this can have on your life and will work on these issues with you as much as we do on seizures.

Hartford HealthCare Epilepsy Center

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    Phone: 860.972.3600
    Fax: 860.545.5003

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