How Epilepsy Affects the Family

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How Epilepsy Affects the Family

Much attention is paid to how people living with epilepsy cope with their condition, and rightly so. But often the needs of family members, loved ones and caregivers of someone living with epilepsy can be ignored.

It is estimated that 27 percent of children in the United States have a chronic condition. And while experts say siblings of these children have a better chance of becoming kind, patient, and accepting, they can also become angry, anxious, and resentful. 

Read the stories in this special to understand how those people surrounding a person living with epilepsy can get the support they need.