According to the Centers for Disease Control, (CDC), there were 3 million adults and 470,000 children with epilepsy in the United States in 2015. A diagnosis of this condition can be frightening, mostly because of misinformation about it. Epilepsy is often just considered a disease of seizures that are uncontrolled. People fear getting it, or being around people who have it because they could have a seizure at any time. After reading this article, you should have an understanding of what it is and is not, and hopefully, epilepsy will not seem so scary.
Information. Epilepsy is a disorder of the central nervous system in which the cells of the brain send abnormal signals to each other. This abnormal signaling causes odd behaviors, sudden changes in emotions, and seizures. Anyone can get epilepsy; it occurs equally among men and women and all races. Although it can occur at any age, most epileptics are diagnosed during childhood or after age 65.