Program Contents: 28 minutes
Copyright Date: 2003
Available in the United States Only
For centuries, many have labored under the false perception that epilepsy is a permanently debilitating condition, ironic given the success of such epileptics as Alexander the Great and actor Danny Glover. This program follows four people with the disease who have taken control of their lives with help of their families, epilepsy education, and advancement in therapies. Dr. Martha Morrell, professor of Neurology at Columbia University, and Dr. John Pellock, pediatric neurologist at Virginia Commonwealth University, explain how to recognize a seizure, provide tips to ensure a seizure treatment plan, and describe seizure first aid.