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Irish government launches epilepsy education video

1 October, 2002

The Irish Department of Health has launched a new video explaining the complexities of epilepsy.

'Out Of The Shadows', part funded by a grant of €19,000 from National Lottery funding, was filmed at Beaumont Hospital with the aid of Dr Norman Delanty and his team. It is an educational video aimed at both patients with epilepsy and health professionals. It deals with current treatments in epilepsy, different types of epilepsy and how epilepsy impacts on peoples´ lives.

Brian Lenihan, Minister of State at the Department of Health, said:

"This video aims to inform patients and their families about the condition of epilepsy and the practicalities of living with it. I have no doubt that this video will help dispel the many myths about epilepsy and eliminate the stigma of the condition."