There are many different physical conditions that may qualify someone for Social Security Disability Income. One of those illnesses is known as epilepsy. Although in general, most people know what it is, there is a lot of misinformation out there about how it affects people on a daily basis.
Epilepsy is a neurological condition that causes seizures. While some seizures are mild and can barely be noticed, others can be very disabling and can even cause further injury. There are more than 2 million people in the U.S. who have epilepsy. Worldwide, there are 65 million people who suffer from the illness. There are some 150,000 new cases of epilepsy that occur in the United States every year. While there are treatments available that work for some people, one-third of those with epilepsy have to live with seizures that are uncontrollable because no treatment works for them.
While some might think that having a seizure now and then is not a big deal, it can actually be extremely disabling for an individual. There are numerous injuries that can happen as a result of a seizure, such as head trauma, choking, and broken bones. These seizures can also lead to memory issues or difficulty paying attention. They can also change a person’s behavior and mood.
With all these different side effects, it’s understandable that epilepsy can hinder a person from keeping a job and supporting his or her family. Those suffering from disabling seizures may want to consider applying for Social Security Disability Income if they are unable to hold a job.