UNDERSTANDING EPILEPSY

Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorder in children and usually manifests itself through seizures and fits. Although these moments of crises only last a few minutes, this could be a disease for life. Treatment and knowledge help improve the quality of life of people with epilepsy - take just a few minutes to understand and demystify epilepsy - exactly the same amount of time a seizure lasts.

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WHAT IS EPILEPSY

Epilepsy is a chronic disease of the nervous system characterized by the presence of epileptic seizures.
A seizure happens when there is a sudden burst of intense electrical activity in the brain.1


In this section you will find an informative material about epilepsy.


Epilepsy

Epileptic seizures

Who is affected

Causes

Numbers

Myths


Did you know that there are
centuries-old myths about epilepsy?
Test your knowledge and discover how
much you know about this disease.

KNOW MORE ABOUT MYTHS

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HOW TO MANAGE A SEIZURE

Knowing how to act when someone is having a seizure can be very important for their health. Learn what to do, what to avoid and when to call an emergency service.
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EXPERTS TALKING ABOUT EPILEPSY

In this space we will count with the collaboration of expert physicians who will offer us their expertise through short video-pills. Watch them and improve your understanding of the disease!

COMING SOON…

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EPILEPSY FOR YOUNG READERS

Emma is 7 years old and she was diagnosed with epilepsy at 4, this being an important change in her life and also her family’s. They have always counted with the unconditional support of the family, their doctor, school and patient associations and feel that raising awareness about epilepsy can greatly help to understand the disease and reduce the stigma.

 
 
1. Epilepsy Action website. About epilepsy. Accessed January 2021. Available in: https://www.epilepsy.org.uk/info