The term epilepsy comes from the Greek word “epilambaneim”, which means “catch by surprise”. It covers a group of nervous system diseases caused by alterations in brain electric activity that lead to sudden symptoms, most of times with loss of consciousness that are called epileptic seizures. Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders and affects around 50 million people worldwide. To date, it continues to be a little-known illness and with a certain stigma that affects the social life of patients and their families.
Epilepsy explained in first person
With the medical treatment seizures are adequately controlled in almost 70% of patients.
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