Epilepsy in ancient India.

@article{Manyam1992EpilepsyIA,
  title={Epilepsy in ancient India.},
  author={Bala V. Manyam},
  journal={Epilepsia},
  year={1992},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={473-5}
}
The ancient Indian medical system, Ayurveda, meaning science of life, is the oldest system of medicine in the world. Epilepsy is defined as Apasmara: apa, meaning negation or loss of; smara, meaning recollection or consciousness. Aura was recognized and was called Apasmara Poorva Roopa. A large number of symptoms indicative of aura were listed. Worthy of mention are subjective sensation of sounds, sensation of darkness, feeling of delusion, and dream-like state. An actual attack of Apasmara… CONTINUE READING

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