Epilepsy is a brain disorder characterised by repeated seizures. Not all seizures are symptomatic of epilepsy, so typically a patient experiences at least 2 seizures before the condition can be accurately diagnosed. Symptoms of the seizure may include staring blank into space, temporary disorientation, uncontrollable muscle spasms, loss of consciousness and frothing from the mouth. Epilepsy can be controlled with proper medications. A few properly selected patients can achieve seizure freedom after neurosurgical resection of epileptic brain tissue.