Seizures and Epilepsy Myths Debunked

Seizures and Epilepsy Myths Debunked

by Stephanie Meadows
Having a seizure, let alone watching someone else suffer from a seizure, is undoubtedly one of the scarier moments in our lives. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, or convulsions, and is associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain. There will be many questions: Why is this happening? Will it happen again? A wide range of issues may need to be addressed, but some of the most important to address are the myths that arise when the words “seizure” and “epilepsy” are used interchangeably.