Epilepsy is a common and complicated neurological disorder. It affects millions throughout the country and over 150,000 Americans are diagnosed with it each year. It’s a very personal and serious matter for me seeing as how I have suffered from it my entire life. I believe it is important to create a welcoming and understanding environment for those with epilepsy so that we may better ourselves and our quality of life. I want to offer the resources necessary for those with epilepsy to overcome this affliction. In my opinion, the first step of that long journey is to simply understand as much about epilepsy as possible. With that being said, here are a few interesting facts about epilepsy.
Epilepsy Can Develop At Any Point
For most disorders, symptoms are usually present from birth. While this may ring true for some epileptics, epilepsy can really develop at any point in a person’s life. Usually, there are two time frames in which you are more susceptible to developing epilepsy: during childhood and during late adulthood. Additionally, epilepsy can be the effect of an external event, such as head trauma, brain tumors or dementia.
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