Does Epileptic Person Get Reservation In Upsc?

Is epilepsy considered a disability?

The Social Security Administration considers epilepsy to be a qualifying condition for disability benefits. This means that if you’ve been diagnosed with epilepsy and are unable to work for an extended period of time, you have a high chance of being granted benefits.

Can epileptic people drive in India?

The Indian Motor Vehicle Act, 1939 has empowered transport authorities to deny a driving licence to anyone with even a single seizure at any point in his/her life. Current regulations require all applicants to fill up an ‘application cum declaration of physical fitness’ form.

Does epilepsy get worse with age?

Does epilepsy get worse with age? If you were diagnosed with epilepsy while you were a child or a teenager, the condition is likely to eventually go away or become easier to control. That being said, it can get worse for some, while other people continue having occasional seizures for their whole lives.

Can epilepsy come back after years?

The short answer is yes. It is possible for individuals who are diagnosed with epilepsy to live seizure-free for more than 5 years. After the 5-year period, a seizure is considered a “relapse” (Berg et al., 2014).

Is epilepsy a lifetime illness?

Epilepsy is usually a lifelong condition, but most people with it are able to have normal lives if their seizures are well controlled. Most children with epilepsy are able to go to a mainstream school, take part in most activities and sports, and get a job when they’re older.

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Does epilepsy damage the brain?

Epileptic brain damage has been documented in humans and animals and includes cognitive impairment, recurring seizures, and neuronal death.

Can epileptic patient travel by flight?

While most people with seizures can travel safely by airplanes, guidelines of the Aerospace Medical Association do recommend that people with uncontrolled seizures not travel by commercial airliner. An airline may ask for a letter from your doctor that you are okay to fly.

Can you travel abroad with epilepsy?

Having epilepsy does not usually prevent people from being able to travel by air. However, some people’s seizures are triggered by being very tired (which could happen because of long journeys or ‘jet lag’).

Can epilepsy be cured in India?

Yes, Epilepsy Can Be Treated!

What famous person has epilepsy?

Musician Neil Young was diagnosed with epilepsy in his childhood. 26th President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt struggled with epilepsy. Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham has mild epilepsy. Many books suggest Napoleon Bonaparte suffered from epilepsy throughout his life.