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Dr Satish Jain receiving the Presidential Oration plaque  
Dr Satish Jain receiving the Presidential Oration plaque at the Annual Conference of the Indian Epilepsy Society at Ludhiana on Feb 26, 2011.   Dr Satish Jain was invited to inaugurate the First IES-AIIMS EEG Workshop held at the AIIMS, New Delhi on July 5-6, 2008. Dr Jain also gave a talk on the "History of EEG" during the workshop. DETAILS
     
   
Dr Satish Jain was the Convenor of the Expert Group of the Indian Epilepsy Society for the Guidelines for Management of Epilepsy in India (GEMIND). The GEMIND were formally released on October 21, 2008 by Sh HR Bhardwaj, Hon Minister for Law & Justice, Govt of India. DETAILS    
     
Dr Satish Jain was invited during the inaugural ceremony of the 9th Joint Annual Conference of the IEA and IES (ECON-2008) on October 21, 2008 in New Delhi. DETAILS
  • Dr Satish Jain attended a "Reunion Meeting" of the Recipients of the IBE-ILAE Ambassador Awards during the 26th International Epilepsy Congress at Paris, 2005. DETAILS

Myths & Facts

Myth
Epilepsy is due to the effect of "evil spirits" or "supernatural powers". It is also a form of "madness". So, epilepsy should be treated by faith-healers, sorcerers (witch-craft) or in a
lunatic asylum.

Fact
Epilepsy is a disease of the brain. Hence, epilepsy should be treated by neurologists, epileptologists, physicians and paediatricians.


Myth
One should never touch a patient having a seizure in order to avoid the disease being passed on to you.

Fact
If a patient is having a seizure, he/she needs your help and care. Epilepsy cannot be passed on to others by touching the patient.


Myth
An epileptic seizure can be terminated by putting a key in the patient's hand or by making a patient smell onions or a dirty shoe.

Fact
None of these non-medical measures are of any use. Family members and teachers should be made aware of first-aid measures required during a seizure.


Myth
Children with epilepsy are dull and cannot learn. They should not be sent to school.

Fact
Children with epilepsy can be extremely intelligent. It is usually ignorance about various aspects of epilepsy that prevents parents from sending their children to school. Many times the teachers also have misconceptions and do not encourage children with epilepsy to attend school.


Myth
Treatment for epilepsy with modern medicines is ineffective and expensive.

Fact
"Seizures" or "fits" that occur in epilepsy can be completely controlled by using a single, inexpensive medicine in 60-70% patients. Another 15-20% patients can be helped by the use of new, but slightly expensive drugs. A few cases can be successfully treated with surgery. Epilepsy can even be cured in some cases.
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No Seizures & No Fits