Question about EpilepsyPlease explain to me in layman’s terms what mild epileptic activity consists of. What are the symptoms and risks? How does it affect someone’s behaviour and how does it influence their life?
Epilepsy is abnormal electrical activity in the brain; like a thunderstorm, can be mild or severe. Minor epilepsy can cause brief alteration in behaviour or in thinking, often followed by drowsiness. The impact on a person's life comes from the unpredictability of attacks and the social consequences, for example, employment and driving. A major epileptic seizure brings a 1 in 10,000 risk of death. Sometimes people with mild epilepsy start to have major seizures. Anti-epilepsy medication has a 70% chance of abolishing epileptic attacks. It is not uncommon for epilepsy to be an incorrect diagnosis.
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