Last week’s edition of ABC Radio National’s All in the Mind was an excellent programme on the science, experience and treatment of epilepsy.
The programme talks to several neurologists about what causes the curious condition and how it is being treated.
Also featured on the programmme is Gail Williams, a 16 year old girl who had epilepsy since the age of 4, an experience which included seeing unusual hallucinations before she lost consciousness.
Gail’s epilepsy was particularly serious, and was eventually given brain surgery which has since stopped her seizures. She describes the experience of the surgery and life before and after epilepsy.
This is one of the most comprehensive and engaging programmes I’ve yet heard on the condition. Half an hour well spent.