IMPRESSIVE NUMBERS

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:

  • Brain tumor

  • Malformation of an area of the brain

  • Stroke

What triggers a seizure?

Sometimes theres not an explanation....

What can contribute to having a seizure is:

  • Sleep deprivation

  • Alcohol or drug abuse

  • Not taking epilepsy medication

Epilepsy Facts and Myths 

  • Epilepsy and seizures can develop in any person at any age.

 

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