Epilepsy: The Big Picture Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Edgar Allan Poe, and Michelangelo. What do all these people have in common? At first glance, you might say nothing, but in fact, every one of these people lived with epilepsy. Many people do not know what epilepsy is. This is very hard to imagine considering the number of people it affects each year. There really is no direct cause of epilepsy, which is why it is such a prevalent condition among people. Epilepsy changes a person's life in ways that one may not even think. They must learn to cope, to be confident despite the ridicule that may come with it, and of the utmost importance: to live an everyday life.
"Epilepsy is a common chronic neurological disorder that is characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures." Generally, to be considered an epileptic, one must have unprovoked seizures, yet in certain cases things such as flickering lights may be a trigger. (www.disabled-world.com). Seizures are c