Home > Medical > Epilepsy > FAQs 19 July 2004 Are epileptic people brain-damaged? The tendency to have seizures is distinct from mental retardation or low intelligence. Between seizures, most epileptics have normal brain function. 0 Pin It Quiz Am I eating to optimise my health? » Ask CyberShrink » Join Body Talk » Subscribe Newsletters » 6 ways to upgrade your life A headache-free festive season The tendency to have seizures is distinct from mental retardation or low intelligence. Between seizures, most epileptics have normal brain function. More in Medical How common is epilepsy? More: EpilepsyFAQs advertisement Get a quote Bestmed - offering you quality healthcare and freedom of choice Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare Medihelp - quality, affordable medical scheme cover advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Lifestyle Snail fever to decline due to climate change Mental health Laughter can be dangerous to some people Mental health Treating autism with intestinal worms Medical Eczema sufferers may react to skin lotions Medical Irregular heartbeat linked to depression Lifestyle Energy drinks and alcohol a bad combination From our sponsors Sense of community key to a meaningful and fulfilling retirement Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Live healthier Depression » Depression Depression and ageing Teen depression Depression: do you know the signs? One of the key roles you can play in the health of someone who is depressed or suffers from anxiety is to make sure they get the help they need. Here's what you need to know. Healthy dog » Dog weightloss Dog behaviour Overweight dogs Food not to feed your dog Feeding you dog 'human food' may be detrimental to its health.