A seizure can be very distressing for someone with epilepsy, and can result in accidents, but treatment exists that can keep the condition under control for most people. Photo: Shutterstock
A seizure can be very distressing for someone with epilepsy, and can result in accidents, but treatment exists that can keep the condition under control for most people. Photo: Shutterstock
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What is epilepsy? Its causes, treatment, triggers and seizures, how it affects the body, and the story of one mother who had no warning signals

  • One in 10 people have at least one seizure in their lifetime. For mother-of-three Frances Charters, her first came at age 28, and for no apparent reason
  • November is Epilepsy Awareness Month. About 70 per cent of patients can be managed reasonably by drugs, an expert says, but some people are drug-resistant

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A seizure can be very distressing for someone with epilepsy, and can result in accidents, but treatment exists that can keep the condition under control for most people. Photo: Shutterstock
A seizure can be very distressing for someone with epilepsy, and can result in accidents, but treatment exists that can keep the condition under control for most people. Photo: Shutterstock
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