Epilepsy Talk

The Isolation of Epilepsy

April 5, 2022
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You’re reluctant to go out. Because having a seizure can be so unpredictable and embarrassing.

You think: “What if I have a seizure? What will people do? What will they think of me?”


12 Recipes For Happiness — Even If You Have Epilepsy!

March 29, 2022
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“No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.” — Barbara de Angelis

We all know that epilepsy is no day at the beach. You may feel depression, anxiety, fear, isolation, anger, or a whole host of other things, too may to mention.

But, if you dig deep into yourself, perhaps there’s a few things you can do to relieve those feelings.

Here are some ideas…


Epilepsy, Anxiety and Depression 

March 21, 2022
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One study stated that 80% of the patients with epilepsy were also diagnosed as having a depressive disorder.

Upwards of 60% of these individuals had a history of significant episodes of depression.

And 10-32% experience symptoms of anxiety.


Some Stress and Anxiety Solutions… 

March 17, 2022
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Sometimes my hands shake so much, I look like I’m leading a symphony. (Without a baton.) Legs too, I have to sit down.

Maybe you panic before a test, the very fear of having a seizure, social rejection, job anxieties, debt, fear of failure, an anticipated argument, holidays, fear of flying.

Or the daunting prospect of being alone without any support system. Or even death itself.

There are probably as many kinds of stress and panic attacks as there are those of us who suffer from them.


Treating Seizures — 7 Amazing New Breakthroughs

March 11, 2022
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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.


Can You Believe It? 

February 28, 2022
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Just when you thought the modern world was becoming enlightened, there are still a whole lot of myths and fears about epilepsy — fueled by ignorance and misinformation.

These fears might sound ridiculous to you…but they’re real for those who don’t know better.


Who’s at Fault? 

February 21, 2022
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Instead of humane and compassionate treatment, doctors, hospitals and the legal system are treating epilepsy patients with little or no regard for their condition.

Here are some chilling examples:


Epilepsy – Advice and Insights 

February 10, 2022
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Many of us were diagnosed with epilepsy at a wee age…

Others were completely taken by surprise in their teens or later years.

Whatever age you were when you were diagnosed with epilepsy, I’m sure you have advice and insights to share from your own experiences.


What were your most formative moments?

January 23, 2022
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For me, it was three different stages, ages and issues…


Art therapy for epilepsy

January 22, 2022
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Reach out. Be creative. Feel good about yourself. That’s what art therapy is all about.

The creative process of art can help resolve conflicts, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress and build the self-image of children, adolescents and adults with epilepsy.

It can help develop artistic expression…build autonomy…empower …build a stability and a sense of self-worth as well as connecting with others in a new and wondrous way.


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    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    I've been a professional copywriter for over 35 years. I also had epilepsy for decades. My mission is advocacy; to increase education, awareness and funding for epilepsy research. Together, we can make a huge difference. If not changing the world, at least helping each other, with wisdom, compassion and sharing.

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