Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Epilepsy Information and Facts

Epilepsy (also called a seizure disorder) is a common but chronic neurological disorder with recurrent unprovoked seizures. Epileptic seizures are reported to be signs and symptoms caused by abnormal activity in the brain. It is estimated that around 50 million people around the world have epilepsy. Epilepsy is controlled by drugs but not cured although surgery may be considered in some cases. Sites listed here offer official information advice and facts plus diagnosis details, symptoms, causes and available treatments.

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Epilepsy Action

The largest member-led epilepsy organisation in Britain. Site includes campaign details, news, donation details and helpline information.

Epilepsy and Driving

Information provided by the DVLA along with details of fines for failing to notify them if you are driving a motor vehicle if you have had an epileptic attack, seizure, fits or blackouts.

Epilepsy Research UK

The only UK national charity that is dedicated to epilepsy research. Provides details of the condition along with support, research updates and newsletters.

Epilepsy Scotland

Provides online information, news and publications with an A to Z of epilepsy and advice to those recently diagnosed.

Joint Epilepsy Council

Providing UK and Ireland working groups and campaigns along with promoting equal opportunity to people suffering with epilepsy. Site highlights their mission statement with online resources and membership details.

NHS Choices - Epilepsy

Offering NHS diagnosis, sympyoms and treatment details. Includes a video clip and prevention tips on avoiding seizures.

The National Society for Epilepsy

Committed to providing information and support to people with epilepsy.

Young Epilepsy

Providing information, support and details of news and events for young people suffering with epilepsy as well as a helpline service open Monday to Friday.