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What are some the impacts of epilepsy on daily life?

Even when it is controlled, epilepsy can affect a person's daily life because it is so unpredictable.

The disorder can affects decisions ranging from where people with the condition decide to go for a dip, what occupation they pursue, or where they decide to live. States across the nation have different rules regarding epileptic drivers. Some require drivers with epilepsy to be seizure-free for a certain number of months before they are allowed to get behind the wheel.

People with epilepsy also can experience feelings of social isolation because they lack control over their body and brain, and worry about what others will think of their seizures.

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