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Epilepsy is a disorder of the Central Nervous System


People with epilepsy are usually Intellectually Disabled


A child with epilepsy can be identified at sight by certain physical characteristics


Epilepsy is contagious… you can catch it from someone who has it


Most seizures last from a few seconds to a few minutes


Some people have seizures only in their sleep


Heredity plays a major role in getting epilepsy


A person with epilepsy cannot work until seizures are totally controlled


Some people experience a “warning” before a seizure, allowing them to move to a safe area


Children with epilepsy cannot participate in sports


People with epilepsy can predict the future


Children with epilepsy have more accidents at school than other children


Epilepsy affects about 1 out of 100 people in South Africa


People with epilepsy have very similar personalities


Epilepsy is frequently the result of head injuries or other trauma


People with epilepsy always have convulsions


Children with epilepsy miss more days of school than children who don’t have epilepsy


Most people with epilepsy cannot work because of frequent and severe seizures


People with epilepsy should not expect to lead normal lives


Most people with epilepsy cannot work and have to go on welfare


Only surgery can treat epilepsy successfully


When a person has a seizure he is in danger of swallowing his tongue


Anti-epileptic medication makes most people too weak to work


Children with epilepsy need to attend special schools