Not another moment lost to seizures
Epilepsy is a medical condition that produces seizures affecting a variety of mental and physical functions. It’s also called a seizure disorder. A seizure happens when a brief, strong surge of electrical activity affects part or all of the brain. When a person has two or more seizures, they are considered to have epilepsy. For 70 percent of people with seizures and epilepsy, the cause of their condition is unknown. A seizure occurring without a clear cause is called idiopathic.
Seizures can last a few seconds to a few minutes. They can have many symptoms, from convulsions and loss of consciousness to some that are not always recognized as seizures by the person experiencing them or by health care professionals: blank staring, lip smacking, or jerking movements of arms and legs.
One in 10 adults will have a seizure sometime during their life. One percent of the population -- more than 3 million Americans -- are treated for epilepsy, most commonly with antiseizure medications.
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If you or a family member need financial assistance with travel to your neurologist, money may be available for you through the J. Kiffin Penry Travel Assistance Fund. Please click on the link to see the forms that you will need to print out, complete and return to EFI. Alll money is on a reimbursable basis.
As part of our mission statement, the Epilepsy Foundation of Indiana supports both local and national research efforts to control and cure epilepsy.
To see the latest information on research initiatives sponsored by the National Epilepsy Foundation, click here.