The 411 on Epilepsy

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  • Grand Mal Seizures
  • Signs That Someone May Be Having a Seizure
  • Responding to a Seizure
  • Diagnosing Epilepsy
  • Health Risks of Epilepsy
  • Weezy and Epilepsy
  • What Is Epilepsy?
  • What Causes Epilepsy?
  • What Are Seizures?
  • African-Americans and Epilepsy

Health Risks of Epilepsy

The good news: It’s possible to lead normal lives and keep one’s epilepsy under control with meds. But there are some health risks, including injuries that occur from a seizure, higher suicide rates among people suffering from the disease and Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP), which affects 1 in 1,000 people with epilepsy.  

 

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