Raising Epilepsy Awareness in Mexico

In honor of National Epilepsy Awareness Month, we are discussing the “Acceptance” of Epilepsy Group (GADEP, acronym in Spanish) (in Spanish), which was founded in 1991 in México and became the Mexican Chapter of the International Bureau for Epilepsy. GADEP is made up of several sister self-help groups throughout Mexico (in Spanish) that work toward the eradication of stigma towards people with epilepsy and provide support and information for people with epilepsy, their family and friends, employers, and professionals.  In 2003, GADEP personnel created Epilepsia Hoy (in Spanish), the organization’s website, to provide information to those who would like to learn more about epilepsy, including its diagnosis, treatments, complications, and the different forms of coping. GADEP shares this information through forums, videos (in Spanish), and congresses, and also includes information on employment and epilepsy (in Spanish).

If you think that you or your loved one may have epilepsy, please contact your primary care physician right away. If you would like more information about epilepsy, please contact NARIC’s information specialists by calling 800/346-2742, email, or chat.

About mpgarcia

I'm the Bilingual Information/Media Specialist at NARIC.
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