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Epilepsy Labels: Is It a Disease, Disorder, or Condition?

We get it. Names and labels matter. While they are often meant to inform, labels can sometimes feel stigmatizing. Some people living with epilepsy take issue with it being called a disease. They may think this makes epilepsy sound contagious. But many diseases are what is called non-communicable. This means they are not caused by infection. These diseases can not be transmitted from person to person. Non-communicable diseases are typically caused by genetics, diet, environment, or stress – acting together or alone . . .

Published on on January 27, 2022