65 million people worldwide have epilepsy
3.4 million people live with epilepsy in USA
150,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in USA
1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy at some point in their life in USA
What is Epilepsy ?
Epilepsy is a neurological disease that causes seizures, and seizure is a brief disruption of electrical activity in the brain.
NO Epilepsy is NOT contagious
NO Epilepsy is NOT a mental illness
NO Epilepsy is NOT a developmental disability
Why do people have Epilepsy ?
Sometimes the cause is unknown....
When there is a cause, these could be some of the reasons:
Malformation of an area of the brain
What triggers a seizure?
Sometimes theres not an explanation....
What can contribute to having a seizure is:
Alcohol or drug abuse
Not taking epilepsy medication
Epilepsy Facts and Myths
Epilepsy and seizures can develop in any person at any age.