What Do You Know About Your Epilepsy?

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Epilepsy Quizzes & Trivia

A recent study undertaken by St. James's Hospital and Trinity College Dublin found that many people with epilepsy are not well informed about their condition. The study consisted in part of a 19-question True Or False questionnaire. You can test your own knowledge of epilepsy by taking the test here. Don't forget to take a look at the study results back on epilepsy. Ie. Our special National Epilepsy Week information evening in Dublin next week will look at the questions in more detail and also answer any questions you might have yourself. Entry is free and all are welcome. Our special NAtional Epilepsy O


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    People with epilepsy should avoid strenuous work because this can provoke seizures. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    An EEG can always prove the diagnosis of epilepsy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    People with epilepsy are as capable as other people
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    All people with seizures should avoid working with open machinery
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Every seizure destroys a number of nerve cells in the brain
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    People with seizures should not swim without an accompanying person
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    All people with epilepsy should avoid flashing or strobing lights (eg. Disco lights, TV or computer screens
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    In most cases, doctors can control epileptic seizures with medication
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    If your seizures are controlled for some months, you can reduce the dose of anti-epileptic medication
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    All people with epilepsy have similar symptoms 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    If a patient expects a seizure, he/she should take an additional dose of anti-epileptic medication
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    On job applications, a patient should always disclose his/her epilepsy condition 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    People with epilepsy can take an active part in sports
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    An epileptic seizure always results in loss of consciousness
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    People who seize only during sleep may hold a driver’s license
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Everyone can have a seizure, given the appropriate circumstances 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Blood samples can be used to measure the concentration of antiepileptic medication in the body
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Epilepsy is a symptom of mental illness
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    If persons with epilepsy drive, they must inform the driving authorities about their condition
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False