More than a month ago, on the week of September 1 to 6, the Philippine League Against Epilepsy (PLAE) held a National Epilepsy Awareness week which culminated with a Tripartite Symposium for Neurologists discussing Marijuana in Epilepsy, one of the emerging issues in the treatment of epilepsy. The following day, the Epilepsy Exemplar Awards was held in recognition of the people who excelled in their professions or schools despite suffering from this condition. These activities are just the start of a series of on-going campaign to educate Filipinos about epilepsy: its impact, treatment, emerging issues, and even debunking common myths surrounding this condition.
PLAE gives us a rundown of the Impact of Epilepsy:
(taken from PLAE's Press Kit)