Resnick notes: “The numbers surrounding epilepsy are staggering. At any given time, nearly 1% of the world’s population has active epilepsy — that’s 60 million people. Ten times that number will have at least one seizure in their lifetime. In the United States, it is a disease that is more common than autism, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease combined. In the U.S., where over 3 million people are currently affected, the annual cost of epilepsy is $15 billion.”
Yep, you read that right, 60 million people worldwide. Oh, and by the way, there are 3 million people with epilepsy in the U.S. In fact, there are an estimated 200,000 new cases of epilepsy diagnosed each year. Surprised?
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