Journals Higher Education

$24.95

Paperback

15 October 2007

240 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195330892


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Epilepsy in Our World

Stories of Living with Seizures from Around the World

First Edition

Edited by Steven C. Schachter and Lisa Andermann

The Brainstorms Series

  • In the last 5 years, approximately 2.7 million people have been treated for epilepsy and between 0.5% - 2% of people will develop epilepsy during their lifetime. Up to 5% of the worldwide population may have a single seizure in their lifetime. It is further estimated that 60 million people in the World have had at least one epileptic seizure in their lifetime. Most shockingly is that between 70 - 80K people each year in the US alone are diagnosed with epilepsy.
  • Epilepsy is simply defined as having more than one seizure in a person's life. The occurrence of 2 seizures, even if separated by a year or more, is technically considered as having epilepsy.
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