The Facts about Epilepsy
Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders, and yet - like many conditions which effect the brain - one of the least understood. It has been observed for millenia; anecdotal evidence suggests that Socrates, Julius Caesar and Dante had the condition. And the number of artists, writers and musicians who have, or are believed to have had, this disorder ( from Handel and van Gogh to Agatha Christie and Neil Young ), has led to speculation that there is a relationship between epilepsy and creativity.
You can learn more about epilepsy at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, July 18 at the North York Central Library. Leah Sultan-Khan from Epilepsy Toronto will discuss the cultural myths and misconceptions surrounding epilepsy, types of seizures and the diagnosis and management of this condition. Learn how to respond effectively when someone experiences a seizure.
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