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Our Mission

** The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to stop seizures and SUDEP, find a cure, and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy through efforts including education, advocacy, and research to accelerate ideas into therapies.

(** As of February 2016 the mission statement has been updated. Please see new mission statement here.) 

Epilepsy Foundation Staff

About Epilepsy

  • A person is considered to have epilepsy if they meet any of the following conditions:
    1. At least two unprovoked (or reflex) seizures occurring greater than 24 hours apart.
    2. One unprovoked (or reflex) seizure and a probability of further seizures similar to the general recurrence risk (at least 60%) after two unprovoked seizures, occurring over the next 10 years.
    3. Diagnosis of an epilepsy syndrome.
  • Epilepsy means the same thing as “seizure disorders.” 
  • Epilepsy is characterized by unpredictable seizures and can cause other health problems. 
  • Epilepsy is a spectrum condition with a wide range of seizure types and control varying from person to person

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