By: Jonathan Anderson

What is epilepsy? Epilepsy is a neurological condition characterized by recurring seizures that result from temporary electrical disturbance in the brain.

But what does epilepsy look like?

Although the disease can strike anyone at any time, it is most prevalent in the very young and very old; two groups that comprise large segments of Florida’s population

Today, 12 percent of Americans with epilepsy live in Florida and indicators are that this number may increase, not only as baby boomers age but also because Florida is home to the second largest veteran population in the nation.

That is what epilepsy looks like.

With troops returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan, it’s estimated that 20 percent experienced traumatic brain injury, the leading cause of epilepsy.

The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida has offices across the state working to support individuals and families living with epilepsy. Our local offices provide educational presentations, individualized case management, medical services, support groups, camp for kids and so much more. For more information, contact us at 1-877-553-7453.

Carson Pedraza

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