For the research proposal, the second subject for consideration is epilepsy. This applies to the jerky
movements that happen while a person is convulsing. The movements are triggered by neurotransmitter
imbalances that induce uncoordinated firing of the affected neurons. Several causes of epilepsy are
present, including brain damage, brain tumors, stroke, brain growth disorders, and as sequelae of brain
diseases such as meningitis. The disease does not affect intellectual growth, but can, depending on the
cause, lead to some loss of brain function. The use of anticonvulsants typically requires medication.
Epilepsy is typically chronic, but the patient may have a normal life when it is well managed.