Posted on Apr 19, 2022
Epilepsy is a fairly common chronic or neurological disorder that affects 65 million people around the world. Most people with epilepsy lead outwardly normal lives. The condition can and does affect daily life for people with epilepsy, their family, and their friends. Anyone can develop epilepsy, but it’s more common in young children and older adults. It occurs slightly more in males than in females.
Causes of Epilepsy:
Behaviour and Emotions: It is not uncommon for people with epilepsy, especially children, to develop behavioural and emotional problems. Sometimes these problems are caused by embarrassment or frustration associated with epilepsy. People with epilepsy have an increased risk of poor self-esteem, depression, and suicide. These problems may be a reaction to a lack of understanding or discomfort about epilepsy that may result in cruelty or avoidance by other people.