The degree to which people accept their epilepsy varies from person toperson. Some people easily face it and learn to deal with it while others experience confusion.
When the doctor informs you that you have epilepsy, a lot of questions might go through your mind:
Did they say epilepsy or leprosy?
Am I going to die now?
What did I do wrong?
How can I get rid of this?
Why me and not someone else?
How can I hide this from others?
Understanding epilepsy is an important step in your effort to acknowledgeand accept the condition. For this, you need knowledge about it. This can be given by the doctor, but you can also search for literature or ask other professionals to tell you more about it. Their information can reassure you that epilepsy is nothing to be ashamed of and that you can live beyond it. It is advisable for you to participate in trainings where you can share experiences and knowledge. This can be achieved at various epilepsy organizations that organize meetings for people with epilepsy. Once you have enough knowledge, you will understand how you can live an active life.
Faith and belief As people grow up they are socialized into various spiritual and moral beliefs. For every faith and belief, there are views of epilepsy which have an impact on the way people relate to
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