How do you react when somebody has a seizure in a public place? Every year, International Epilepsy Day is celebrated on the second Monday of February and doctors believe there are many misconceptions around it. They suggest how you can recognise when somebody has epilepsy and how to help them
In India, approximately 10 – 12 million people suffer from epilepsy. Image for representational purpose only. Photo Courtesy: istock
Every year, the second Monday of February is observed as International Epilepsy Day. This year, it falls on February 13 and the theme is “stigma”. Very often when a person suffers from a seizure people don’t know how to react. Furthermore, they are stigmatised and may often face ridicule or be at the other end of receiving help, even with a lot of people around them and this may be due to the lack of awareness.