Category: "Human Interest Epilepsy"

How Common Is Epilepsy?

How Common Is Epilepsy?

Each year, about 5 million people worldwide are diagnosed with epilepsy, a brain condition that causes repeated seizures.  It is estimated that about 1 in 100 people in the United States have active epilepsy. More than 75% of those are adults. This article discusses epilepsy basics, how common this condition is, and corrects some misconceptions about epilepsy. […]

Epilepsy, when untreated and ignored, can become critical and increase the risk of premature death in patients. Around 50 million people worldwide suffer from epilepsy, according to the WHO. The condition has affected many people worldwide, with 70% of these cases coming from low and middle-income countries, which do not provide adequate awareness and treatment […]

‘Striking’ Rate of Suicidal Thoughts, Behavior in Teens With Epilepsy

‘Striking’ Rate of Suicidal Thoughts, Behavior in Teens With Epilepsy

About 21% of teens newly diagnosed with epilepsy experience suicidal ideation, and the percentage jumps to 31% within 3 years, new research reveals. “We hope these results inspire epileptologists and neurologists to both recognize and screen for suicide ideation and behaviors in their adolescent patients,” study investigator Hadley Greenwood, third-year medical student at New York University, told Medscape Medical News. […]

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