Living with Epilepsy

Teens and Epilepsy
Teens with Epilepsy

Teens with Epilepsy face more challenges than most of there peers. Having a place to find answers to questions about driving, dating, school, alcohol and other important issues is helpful in navigating some of these challenges.

Dealing with epilepsy is a challenge -- for teens with the condition and their friends.

Being a teenager is an adventure. From driving to dating, sports to activities, homework to that first job, teenagers face big challenges. Teens who have epilepsy (also known as seizure disorders) face other big challenges, too. Like explaining seizures to other people. Wondering how their friends are going to react. Never knowing when the next seizure's going to happen.

A big challenge is the fact that other teens may not know much about epilepsy. Seizures can look strange sometimes -- and that can be a problem, too. Nobody wants to be different, but sometimes there are differences that affect people's lives -- and people just have to deal with it.

Answering some of the questions that teens have is what this section of our website is all about. We hope it helps. 

Connect with other teens with epilepsy on a national forum just for people affected by epilepsy

Seizures and You: Take Charge of the Facts is an epilepsy awareness program targeting teenagers in middle and high school. The program is designed to take place in one 45-minute class period....

Will I be able to get my driver's license? Yes, if you are not having any seizures that make you black out or lose control of what you’re doing. You have to make a real commitment to take your...

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