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 Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare 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 News What we know about Reeva’s Injuries Fitness How much protein do exercisers need? Lifestyle Blood spatter analysis – how it works Parenting Some parents prefer mobiles to kids at mealtimes Lifestyle Flood warnings for large parts of SA Lifestyle Gases that damage ozone layer found in ice and air From our sponsors Recovery after exercise is an essential part of any workout What is Metabolic Syndrome? Could you have it? Eyecare for computer users Treet-It Anti-Lice aiding schools in the prevention of Head Lice Live healthier Beware of the danger! » Asthma danger zones 13 danger zones Teen dangers 21 dangerous things people do Here are 21 things people do without thinking. But they are dangerous, and could kill you or the people around you. Preventing HIV » Male screening tests HIV protective shots HIV vaccine Vaginal ring to prevent pregnancy, HIV and herpes A new vaginal ring, similar to existing birth control rings, promises to provide months of protection against pregnancy, HIV and herpes.