Statement from the Epilepsy Foundation of America and its Affiliates
It is widely known that seizures do not cause intentional, violent acts of behavior. While seizures may be associated with brief periods of confusion and temporarily altered behavior, the biggest risk of accidental injury is to the person having a seizure, not to others in the area.
About epilepsy: Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder that affects people of all ages. Onset occurs most often in childhood and older adulthood, but can happen to anyone at any time. It is estimated that 150,000 news cases are diagnosed each year and that 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy at some point in their lives. Epilepsy is a spectrum of disorders with a range of severity, different seizures types, coexisting conditions and varying impacts on people with epilepsy. Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder in the United States after migraine, stroke and Alzheimer's disease. For more information about epilepsy, visit: www.EpilepsyFoundation.org.