The lack of information and ignorance mean that those affected by epilepsy suffer certain social stigmas that harm them. Sometimes, people with epilepsy claim that social prejudice affects them more than the disease itself. Below we detail false myths about epilepsy. If together we can bring them down, we will improve the quality of life of the 50 million people affected by epilepsy worldwide according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
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Epilepsy is a mental illness
Epilepsy is a rare disease
According to the WHO, 50,000,000 people in the world suffer epilepsy. This means that one in 100 is affected.