Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that affects the central nervous system and causes seizures. More than 3 million Americans and more than 65 million people worldwide have epilepsy - a key reason that November is recognized as National Epilepsy Awareness Month. Thankfully, treatment with medications or sometimes surgery can control seizures for most people with epilepsy.
On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Joseph Sirven, a Mayo Clinic neurologist, discusses the importance of raising awareness of epilepsy to lessen the stigma, Dr. Sirven also highlights the latest in treatments and research.
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