Epilepsy Information

Social aspects of Epilepsy

Is epilepsy a disability?  Beware of the effects of a self-fulfilling prophecy: Living your life to the fullest and believing in your “abilities” will go a long way to energize and empower you to take control, be an active part of your treatment team and move full steam ahead with the productive and happy life you have planned for yourself. This chapter will address many of the concerns you will face in the weeks and months ahead.

• Driving
• When Traveling: Planes, Trains & Automobiles
• Sleep and epilepsy
• Food
• Exercise and Sports
• Work
• Military
• Legal
• Financial
• The ABC’s of Epilepsy & Education
• Social activities and relationships
• When Enjoying Recreational Activities
• Arrests Due to Misunderstanding of Seizure Activity