It is normal for a person who has been diagnosed with epilepsy to experience a range of emotions such as anger, frustration, fear, and sadness. Concern for the future and negative responses from friends and family can leave a person feeling vulnerable and alone.
Living with epilepsy can result in personal challenges, but it does not have to result in an inability to live a rewarding and full life.
People with epilepsy experience depression and anxiety more frequently than individuals without epilepsy. Research hasn’t yet determined why this happens to a person’s epilepsy emotional well-being, but there may be some common links between the underlying causes of these brain disorders.