What is it?
According to the definition of the World Health Organization (WHO), epileptic seizure, also known as epilepsy, is a chronic disorder of the brain function of various origins. It is characterized by recurrent seizures that result from abnormal bioelectric discharges in the brain.
Epilepsy is the most common neurological disease – it affects about 50 million people (1% of the population). In Poland, we have about 300 thousand sufferers and about 27 thousand new cases every year.
Epilepsy is not a mental illness.