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Epilepsy, a chronic neurological disorder characterized by sudden seizures, has mystified both patients and researchers alike for years with its baffling neuronal mechanisms and unpredictable nature.
Each year, about 200,000 new cases of epilepsy are diagnosedjust as many as breast cancer.
Of these 200,000 cases, 70% have no apparent cause .
Looking at these statistics, it is not surprising that the phenomenon of epilepsy and the treatment of its patients demand such attention in the scientific community. However, the issue is still overlooked, and research remains largely underfunded at about $35 a patient compared to other neurological disorders, such as the $280 amount for multiple sclerosis . Although studies have been conducted to unveil the true nature of this impulsive disorder, specialists are still very much in the dark when it comes to clearly elucidating why epileptic patients face the alarming syndromes they do.
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