Emotional Effects of Diagnosis - Frequently Asked Questions

What makes seizures so frightening to live with?

28 January 2010
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It's undoubtedly their unpredictability. People affected by epilepsy must learn to live with that. Epilepsy is a chronic disorder and may have the same effect as a chronic disease. Epilepsy is however, episodic. No one can predict when a seizure will occur. Therefore, it may be even more difficult to adapt to epilepsy than to other more predictable conditions. Even a child whose epilepsy is well controlled with medication may still be fearful about having another seizure, especially in the presence of peers.


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