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December 20, 2019


So the definition of epilepsy is any condition which causes or predisposes somebody to recurrent seizures. And so a little bit of a background and you know, anybody can have a seizure. A seizure is an electrical storm in the brain. The brain is misfiring in a way that causes the brain not to function right. And anybody can have one. I mean, if your electrolytes are out of whack, if you've had too much alcohol, you can have a provoked seizure. But the difference between someone with epilepsy and a provoked seizure is that people with epilepsy, it's not provoked. It comes out of the blue. And about 10% of the population will have a seizure at some point in their life, but about 1% of the population has epilepsy.

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