Up to 40% of people with epilepsy will suffer from either depression or anxiety (or both) which is much higher than in the rest of the population...
So what could the causes be?
- Biological e.g. type of epilepsy, temperal or focal
- Social issues e.g. impact on driving, work and family support
- Percieved stigma
I don't tend to panic about having a seizure but sometimes I worry about it, I think there is a slight difference between the two, worry I think you can live with and still function with, panic I think just takes over...