The names are probably familiar to you. But the fact that all of these people have epilepsy may surprise you. Despite that fact, they have lived their lives, becoming prominent in their fields, an inspiration to us all.
There are many athletes who have overcome or gone on to surpass their epilepsy condition. They have strived, succeeded and provide an inspiration to us all. Along with some athletes’ outstanding commitment to epilepsy — advocating, teaching and supporting epilepsy.
The portrayal of epilepsy and seizures in films and television usually has negative connotations.
In general, they do nothing but reinforce the stigma that is rampant around the condition.
On the other hand, TV shows and movies have the potential to educate and begin to address genuine issues in a positive fashion, rather than misusing epilepsy to add tension and drama.
The following TV shows and movies all feature characters with epilepsy. Included are the good, the bad and the plain ugly portrayals of epilepsy on screen.
A paintbrush is a powerful communication tool for experiences that are hard to explain in words.
It helps and allows your mind to wander without any restriction. The mixture of colors and the strokes define the inner feeling you want to express.
Your art is the extension of who you are, what you want and where you want to be. Your masterpiece, no matter how you made it, is priceless…
Researchers have noted a higher incidence of depression among patients with epilepsy than the general population or others with chronic conditions such as diabetes. For a long time, depression was thought to be a complication of epilepsy.
“People with a history of depression have a 3 to 7 times higher risk of developing epilepsy,” said Dr. Andres Kanner, a specialist on epilepsy at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. “This kind of information is forcing us to take a second look at the interaction between depression and epilepsy.”
What if you could predict an oncoming seizure in time for you stop it? Or even prevent it? That day may be coming sooner than you think, thanks to these seven new technologies.
You’ll learn what they are, how they work and how far along they are…
Below you’ll find a compilation of EFA summer camps and those supported by other organizations.
Ages range from 6 – 26, depending upon the camp and its activities.
Applications for this year’s summer camps are beginning. (Or starting very soon.) Dates and ages vary, depending upon the camp. So, it’s best you get the necessary info now, to avoid disappointment.
Camps should be contacted early for dates and applications.
Here are the facts, unhappy though they may be…
Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder in the U.S. after migraine, stroke, and Alzheimer’s disease. Its prevalence is greater than autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease combined.
More people die from epilepsy than from breast cancer.
There are 200,000 new cases of epilepsy each year, and a total of more than 3 million Americans are affected by it.
Yet, public and private funding for epilepsy research lags far behind other neurological afflictions, at $35 a patient (compared, for instance, with $129 for Alzheimer’s and $280 for multiple sclerosis).
Long before Dilantin and Phenobarbital, there was epilepsy. And herbal remedies.
Of course, these herbal epilepsy remedies are NOT substitutes to anti-seizure medications, but are more like a supplementary support. Most of them work by preventing a seizure and other symptoms of epilepsy. (NYU Langone Medical Center estimates that 20 percent of people taking prescription drugs also use herbs.)
Few of these conditions will cause epilepsy itself…but many can lead to seizures. So consider this a definition of the possibilities…