Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that affects the brain and causes seizures. People with epilepsy often face stigma from society at large, simply because the general public isn’t educated about what epilepsy is and how easily it can be managed. Many people still believe that people with epilepsy shouldn’t be allowed to drive or have jobs where they operate machinery — and it’s these people whose lack of knowledge keeps these false rumors alive. Here are a few facts about epilepsy you may not know. It’s easy to educate yourself and break the cycle of ignorance.