How common is epilepsy?

Answer Epilepsy affects people of all ages. Three million Americans have epilepsy, and roughly 200,000 new cases occur every year. Three percent of the U.S. population develops epilepsy by the age of 75.S... Read More »

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Is epilepsy getting more common?

On One Hand: Elderly: Hundreds of thousands diagnosedAccording to the Epilepsy Foundation, epilepsy is becoming more common among senior citizens. Epilepsy affects 300,000 senior citizens in the Un... Read More »

How common is adult myoclonic epilepsy?

About 200,000 cases of adult myoclonic epilepsy are diagnosed annually, mostly in children under the age of two and people over 65. The condition is prevalent in stroke patients and those affected ... Read More »

What is epilepsy 10 pts?

Nope epilepsy is just that; recurrent seizures. It does not make you different. Neurons fire electrical signals in your brain constantly. People with epilepsy have abnormal electrical discharges wh... Read More »

Can epilepsy be transmitted?

Epilepsy cannot be directly transmitted, but it can develop from diseases that can be transmitted such as AIDS, meningitis and viral encephalitis. There is also a genetic predisposition. Other caus... Read More »