Just when you thought the modern world was becoming enlightened, there are still a whole lot of myths and fears about epilepsy — fueled by ignorance and misinformation.
These fears might sound ridiculous to you…but they’re real for those who don’t know better.
Myth: Epilepsy is contagious.
Fact:Epilepsy cannot be caught from contact with a person with epilepsy.
Myth: People with epilepsy cannot be employed.
Fact:Many people with epilepsy are successful in all types of professions. Political leaders, philosophers, writers, celebrities, athletes and many others who have achieved greatness in the arts and sciences, suffer from epilepsy.
Myth: People with epilepsy are physically limited in what they can do.
Fact:In most cases epilepsy is not a barrier to physical achievement. In some circumstances, when seizures are not being well controlled, persons with epilepsy may be advised to refrain from certain activities such as driving an automobile, working…
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