Epilepsy effects .5%-1% of the population.
In the US epilepsy effects about 400,000 kids today.
November is national Epilepsy awareness month.
Treatments; depending on the severity. You can go on a Ketogenic diet (high fat, adequate protein, and low carbohydrate), take large vitamin doses, or take melatonin
Ketogenic Diet (high fat)
Large doses of vitamins (not recommended for personal health issues)
Melatonin (sleeping aide)
Some medication called anticonvulsants reduce the number of SUDEP (Sudden death in epilepsy) deaths
Symptoms vary depending on the type of Epilepsy you have; for instance if you are experiancing long staring spells you could have a form of Epilepsy called a petit mal seizure. A Tonic-clonic seizure is when the whole body shakes uncontrollably.