Epilepsy is a disorder which radically alters and restricts the life of its sufferers. Apart from dealing with its aggressive symptoms, patients and their families are often victims of social stigma that is borne out of misconceptions around epilepsy. Perhaps this is the reason why an estimated One crore People with Epilepsy in India are left undiagnosed or unmedicated, because of a lack of awareness1.
With its special Epilepsy Awareness Program, Abbott aims to encourage those experiencing symptoms to consult their Neurologists.
29 lakh People with Epilepsy in India live normal life, thanks to timely diagnosis & proper medication1. With proper guidance & treatment, people with Epilepsy can lead normal & healthy lives1.
Ref: 1 Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2014 Mar; 17(Suppl 1): S3–S11. doi: 10.4103/0972-2327.128643. WHO Epilepsy fact sheet.
M.D. , D.M. Neurology Director and Sr. Consultant in NeurologySRM institute of Medical Science, Chennai
M.D. , Initiated DM in peadiatric NeurologyAIIMS,Pediatric Neurologist at IndraprasthaApollo Hospitals, New Delhi
M.D. , D.M. Neurology Neurologist at Max Super Speciality Hospital Saket, Delhi
It’s time to become aware, and erase the stigma around epilepsy. Let’s come together to help the people of India lead a seizure free life. Watch the webinar where Abbott and News18 come together for the Seizure Freedom Movement.
Epilepsy is a neurological condition/disorder in which people tend to have recurrent seizures (fits).
In India, as per the recent studies almost 13 million people suffer with Epilepsy but only 3 million of these gets treatment.