Epilepsy – UPSC Prelims

  • Epilepsy is a central nervous system (neurological) disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures or periods of unusual behaviour, sensations, and sometimes loss of awareness.
  • Epilepsy is defined as having two or more unprovoked seizures.
  • Epilepsy is one of the world’s oldest recognized conditions, with written records dating back to 4000 BCE.
  • Around 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy, making it one of the most common neurological diseases globally.
  • In India, nearly 60 lakh people have epilepsy.
  • Anyone can develop epilepsy, but it’s more common in young children and older adults.
  • There’s no cure for epilepsy, but the disorder can be managed with medications and other strategies.
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