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A team of researchers from charity Quarriers has found that patients of epilepsy have to face huge discrimination in public, as per a recent report.
The team that conducted the study has revealed that patients who have a seizure are often afraid of being criticized or laughed at by people outside. Also, most of them avoid leaving their homes and go out alone.
As per the findings, while a lot of change has been realized in the nation, a majority of the UK’s population still has the same thinking as centuries ago.
Epilepsy is one of the most common 50 types of neurological conditions that affect more than 600,000 people each year in the country.
A poll conducted by ComRes has found that nearly a quarter of people with epilepsy have the fear of being alleged of cheating or exaggerating a seizure. Also, a third was worried of getting a seizure in the public, while most of them said that people always make wrong assumptions and laugh at them.
Gerard Gahagan, head of clinical services thus said, "At Quarriers we believe people living with epilepsy should be able to go about their daily lives without fear of having a seizure in public or worrying about what others may say or do".