Victims of traumatic brain injuries will often develop epilepsy later in life. Researchers are trying to determine why this is the case and if anything can be done to prevent this development of epilepsy. One of the efforts involves trying to determine if seizure medications will work to prevent the development of epilepsy.
Victims of traumatic brain injuries often develop symptoms months or even years after their injuries. These symptoms may include symptoms such as memory loss and attention deficit as opposed to loss of motor skills.
Physicians are finding that many veterans are developing epilepsy as a result of head trauma experienced in battle.