Letter: World Epilepsy Day

  title={Letter: World Epilepsy Day},
  author={M A Aleem},
  • M. A. Aleem
  • Published 1 February 2015
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Epilepsia
Epilepsy is one of the most common serious brain disorders. Up to 5% of the world population may have a single seizure at some time in their lives. People in many parts of the world continue to perpetuate many myths and misconceptions about epilepsy. These often prevent people with epilepsy from seeking proper medical treatment. To overcome this problem, three leading international organizations working in epilepsy—World Health Organization (WHO), International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE… 
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From the editors: Global awareness and International Epilepsy Day

The International Epilepsy Day is the focus of this month's series with several letters and commentaries on the topic, and it is a chance to emphasize that not all people with epilepsy can be treated for their condition and that resources are needed to develop new and better treatment for the 30% or more whose seizures are not controlled with modern medications.