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Mental Health

August 7, 2011

FACT: People often have misconceptions about the causes, consequences and treatments of epilepsy. Fear leads people with epilepsy to modify their activities and the jobs they pursue, and may undermine their self-confidence and self-esteem, even if they have been seizure-free for 1 year. These psychosocial effects become further magnified in people with recurrent and/or frequent…

Quality of Life

August 7, 2011

Wellness & Quality of Life (Kit) FACT: The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as “not only the absence of infirmity and disease but also a state of physical, mental and social well-being”. What is Wellness? Wellness is more than just not being sick: it is a positive state of health. The concept of wellness…

Seizures Come in Many Shapes and Sizes

August 7, 2011

Absence Seizures These are common in children and are often associated with learning difficulties. This seizure type is often undiagnosed.

Is Epilepsy Contagious?

August 7, 2011

No. In approximately 75% of all cases of epilepsy there is no known cause.