It’s Epilepsy Awareness Month, and epilepsy is the 4th-most common neurological disorder.
While epilepsy is a spectrum of many kinds of seizure types and levels of severity, misunderstandings of the disease from others can cause challenges sometimes worse than the seizures.
If you’ve ever had a seizure or seen someone have a seizure, they can be scary. Learn more about how they work.
If you see someone having a seizure, knowing what to do can save a life. Know how to respond.
Adults living with active epilepsy are more likely to have unhealthy behaviors or other chronic health problems, which can worsen the symptoms of epilepsy. A healthy lifestyle can help.
Many states have varying laws about driving with epilepsy, and transportation can be a challenge for those living with epilepsy. Learn more.
An important part of having and caregiving for epilepsy is knowing how it affects independence and day-to-day living. These resources can help.
If you’re living with epilepsy and have suffered from discrimination, you have legal rights. Learn more about these and getting legal help.