Epilepsy is on the rise in the USA, recent figures released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirm.
According to a 2018 report issued by the CDC, “Active Epilepsy and Seizure Control in Adults — United States, 2013 and 2015”, the number of Americans self-reporting epilepsy rose from 2.3 million in 2010, to approximately 3 million in 2015.
A 1994 report — Current Trends Prevalence of Self-Reported Epilepsy, United States, 1986-1990 — estimated that the number of Americans with self reported epilepsy was just 1.1 million at the time.
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An increasing number of Americans are utilizing the internet for advice about their condition highlighting the need to provide epilepsy victims and families an authoritative, easy to understand, and comprehensive guide to this neurological disorder including epilepsy causes, symptoms, medication, and medical treatment.
Web data reveals that there are 168,000 web searches for “epilepsy” each month originating from US IP addresses. A further 4,800 US searches are conducted for “epilepsy symptoms”, while 3,200 searches are undertaken for “epilepsy medications”. Additionally, according to web data, there are over 400,000 visits each month to the Epilepsy Foundation web site.
Our sources: The Center for Disease Control and EIN News Wire