Epilepsy is one of the most common conditions that affect the central nervous system. It can affect anyone of any age or gender but is particularly prevalent in children and the elderly. Currently, rates of epilepsy are at around 0.5–1% of the worldwide population. Epilepsy is a condition that can have an effect on childhood development, both in terms of knowledge acquisition and social interaction. If the condition is left untreated, it can cause the child to regress in terms of neurocognitive development.
If parents or guardians suspect that their child may be suffering from epilepsy, it’s vital they see doctor urgently in order to get an early diagnosis and the proper treatment.