Epilepsy 101

When people don’t have the basic facts that’s when myths tend to fill in the blanks. So here is epilepsy in a nutshell: What is Epilepsy?Epilepsy is a chronic neurologic disorder with many possible causes. Anything that disturbs the normal pattern of neuron activity – from illness to brain damage to abnormal … Read More

Every two minutes: A new case of epilepsy is diagnosed

The Epilepsy Foundation shows on their site that there are 200,000 cases of epilepsy diagnosed each year (it appears they are referring to the US only). To put this number into perspective, it occured to me that this really amounts to a new case diagnosed every two minutes. Other Two Minute FactsEvery two … Read More

Sudden unexplained deaths in epilepsy

This article was originally published in 2010. As of December 2013 estimates of SUDEP, are closer to a range of 5.5% – 18%.   What is SUDEP? According to the Danny Did Foundation, Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) refers to the unexpected death of a seemingly healthy person with epilepsy, where … Read More

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