International Epilepsy Day
International Epilepsy Day is held on February 12. Every year on the second Monday of February people join together to celebrate IED. This event in the second decade of the month February is annual. Help us
Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes repeated seizures. There are many different types of epilepsy and many different kinds of seizures. Epilepsy can get in the way of life, especially when seizures keep happening.
Part of the stigma associated with epilepsy is the misconception by some that people with epilepsy cannot have high intelligence or great abilities. That is absolutely wrong!
On average, people with epilepsy live 10-12 years fewer than those who do not have the condition. Excess mortality is particularly pronounced among people with epilepsy and mental disorders. The difference between predicted brain age and chronological age was on average 8.8 years older for patients with uncontrolled epilepsy than healthy participants.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
European 112 Day on February 11 (emergency call services);
Condom Week on February 12 (this week long event got it’s start at the University of California, Berkley in the 1970’s);
International Shawarma Day on February 13 (since 2011);
Epilepsy Day in Poland on February 14 (It was launched on 14th 2009 in the form of an event in Warsaw);