Epidemiology of Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a chronic disease experienced by millions and a cause of substantial morbidity and mortality. This review summarizes prevalence and incidence studies of epilepsy that provided a clear definition of epilepsy and could be age-adjusted: requirements if comparisons across studies are to be made. Epilepsy and seizures can develop in any person at any age. Epilepsy is more common in young children and older people. Slightly more men than women have epilepsy. About 1 in 100 people will have an unprovoked seizure in their lifetime.

  • Track 1-1 Hormonal changes
  • Track 2-2 Neuronal destruction
  • Track 3-3 Psychogenic seizures
  • Track 4-4 Refractory epilepsy
  • Track 5-5 Dravet syndrome

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