What makes seizures so frightening to live with?

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.