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Trying to understand seizures

Epilepsy & Seizures | Last Active: Jul 29 11:53am | Replies (16)

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@jakedduck1

@santosha
Thank you for your response.
I know what your saying about how much more difficult it is to say than to put it into practice.

The stigma and discrimination that encompasses epilepsy are frequently more overwhelming than the seizures are. People with epilepsy are often targets of prejudice. Not only can the stigma of the condition prevent job opportunities but also discourage people from seeking medical treatment. Some people are unable to admit to themselves they have Epilepsy. I can understand why they want to avoid becoming identified with the condition. I knew a policeman who refused to tell the department or anyone else he had Epilepsy. He was a motorcycle officer and had he told he would have lost his drivers license. He should’ve known more than anyone how important it was to disclose his condition but he never came to terms In the United States of America, until the 1970s, it was legal to deny people with seizures access to restaurants, theatres, recreational centres and other public buildings. his seizures.

In the U.S. until the 1970s, it was legal to deny people with seizures access to restaurants, theatres, recreational centres and other public buildings.
In India we are not allowed to drive even if seizures are controlled.
In China and India people with Epilepsy can forbid marriages and have marriages annulled.
In India only one seizure prevents residents from driving for life.
People in Great Britain revoked the annulment in 1971.
Demon possession is still a widely held belief especially in Asia.
Jake

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Hi @jakedduck1
I did not know about the facts you have shared here in your last post, especially in the US and UK. Thank God this has changed! I have read that demon possession in people with epilepsy is also a belief in Africa, unfortunately. India is a country I had plans to visit one day. I see it is best to investigate more carrefully about epilepsy discrimination in this country before traveling there. Thanks for sharing.

@jakedduck1 Thank you for sharing. I never knew all this was true. I only thought people with epilepsy were discriminated against so much. The stigma extends throughout the world. I went to a Seventh Day Adventist church with a friend. The preacher said that persons with epilepsy are possessed with demons.

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Laurie

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