National Epilepsy Month

National Epilepsy Month

November was also National Epilepsy Month.

Epilepsy is a chronic disorder where you have regular seizures, sometimes more than one kind. While seizures may affect the whole body, the electrical events that cause them start in the brain. Where it starts, how it spreads, and how much of the brain is affected can all have long term effects.

Sometimes, people with epilepsy have similar EEG tests, clinical history, and family history, and their conditions are usually a specific epilepsy syndrome. Besides the physical effects on your body and brain, epilepsy can also affect your physical safety, your ability to drive and work, and even your relationships.

Seizures are more common than you might realize.

Did You Know: 

1 in 26 Americans will develop epilepsy in their lifetime
4th most common neurological disorder
1 in 10 people will have a seizure during their lifetime
65 million


Connect with people who have epilepsy and great resources on Living Well with Epilepsy.

Do you know what to do if someone is having a seizure? Learn more.

Seizure First Aid

Stay with the person
Time the seizure
Protect rom injury
Loosen anything tight around the neck
Do not restrain the person
Do not put anything in the mouth
Roll the person on their side as the seizure subsides
After the seizure talk to the person reassuringly

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