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The stigma of epilepsy: “Despite the significant clinical and therapeutic progress of the last century, people with epilepsy continue to suffer from discrimination—not only in the developing world but also in the supposedly enlightened West.”
Epilepsy Waikato Charitable Trust (EWCT) invited people to participate in our “We are…” project as an attempt to help break down stigma and fear in our community.
Dissociative seizures are not caused by the misfiring in the brain cells but some form of psychological distress. Dissociative seizures are also called dissociative attacks, psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES), and functional seizures. They can be tricky to identify and as many as 75% of people are first told they have epilepsy, and it can take years to rectify this misdiagnosis. Like epilepsy, people with dissociative seizures can experience stigma and have problems in education, employment, and independence.
Epilepsy Research UK is working to change epilepsy health care, policy and practice in the UK. This information is shared worldwide to other medical specialists interested in epilepsy. This video looks at epilepsy, pregnancy, SUDEP.