Epilepsy

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What is Epilepsy?

A group of disorders marked by problems in the normal functioning of the brain. These problems can produce seizures, unusual body movements, a loss of consciousness or changes in consciousness, as well as mental problems or problems with the senses.

What is it like to have Epilepsy?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Epilepsy and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members
Perceived effectiveness
Overall rating of side effects
# of Evaluations

These charts show data from Epilepsy patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Epilepsy on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 486
20s 1,434
30s 1,975
40s 1,957
50s 1,383
60s 488
70+ 94

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

67% Females
33% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2,815
20-29 years 800
30-39 years 453
40-49 years 252
50-59 years 78
60-69 years 23
70+ years 6

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 5,159
Not Diagnosed 184

These charts show data from Epilepsy patients who have completed their condition history
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