Myth: Epilepsy is always diagnosed in childhood.
Myth: Epilepsy is contagious.
Myth: Epilepsy is super rare.
Myth: Epilepsy is a lifelong, debilitating disease.
Myth: Seizures are dangerous and life-threatening.
Myth: You never know when a seizure may strike.
Myth: If someone is having a seizure, you should put something in their mouth so they don’t swallow their tongue.
Myth: People with epilepsy can’t lead normal lives.
Intro: Brain: A Journal of Neurology (2002). ”A Disease Once Sacred. A History of the Medical Understanding of Epilepsy.” academic.oup.com/brain/article/125/2/441/297016
Epilepsy Fast Facts: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. cdc.gov/epilepsy/about/fast-facts.htm
Warning Sigsn: Epilepsy Foundation. (2013). "Warning Signs of Seizures." epilepsy.com/learn/managing-your-epilepsy/understanding-seizures-and-emergencies/warning-signs-seizures
Epilepsy in Children: Diagnosis & Treatment: American Academy of Pediatrics. (2016). "Epilepsy in Children: Diagnosis & Treatment." healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/head-neck-nervous-system/Pages/Epilepsy-in-Children-Diagnosis-Treatment.aspx
People with epilepsy can’t lead normal lives: Neurology Research International. (2018). “The Perceived Social Stigma of People with Epilepsy with regard to the Question of Employability.” doi.org/10.1155/2018/4140508