Skip Navigation
Print This Page
Share this page: More

Traumatic Brain Injury

How does trauma to the brain cause seizures?

Patients suffering from a traumatic brain injury are much more likely to experience seizures or epilepsy compared to individuals that do not. The most common causes of traumatic brain injuries include falls, car accidents and sports-related injuries. The risk of a seizure greatly increases with the severity of the trauma.

While many types of seizures may be caused by a traumatic incident, the most common are partial (focal) seizures or tonic-clonic (formerly known as grand mal) seizures.

Request an appointment

For more information about how brain injuries can cause a seizure, request an appointment at the Epilepsy Center.


Scheduled for Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins?

Watch the patient experience video before you come

ONLINE SEMINAR: Epilepsy Surgery: Putting the Puzzle Together

Did you miss the online discussion with neurosurgeon William Anderson on epilepsy surgery? Dr. Anderson discusses treatment option for epilepsy and recent surgical advances that may offer help where medical management and medications have not.

Watch the recording here.

Out-of-State and International Patients - Find Out More


© The Johns Hopkins University, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Health System. All rights reserved.

Privacy Policy and Disclaimer