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EPILEPSY XPLAINED written by doctors, for patients.

Psoriasis Xplained. Written by Doctros, for Patients.

What is Epilepsy Xplained?

Medical jargon can be confusing, but, we take away that confusion through storytelling. Epilepsy Xplained follows Emily’s journey with Epilepsy through this illustrated flip-through story. Learn about Epilepsy, symptoms, treatments, support groups and the emotional roller coaster that comes with living with Epilepsy. Emily has opened up about her condition to help others learn about Epilepsy.

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REAL EXPERIENCES

Based on Emily’s journey with Epilepsy.

WRITTEN BY Professionals

Written by doctors for up-to-date and
correct information.

PEER REVIEWED BY EXPERTS

Reviewed by doctors,
specialists and nurses.

INPUT FROM OUR COMMUNITY

Shared with a focus group of patients with
Epilepsy for first hand experience.

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MEET EMILY

Hi! I’m Emily. I’m 31 and I love animals, my work, art and craft stuff, mechanical things (mostly cars), and I used to love flying planes.

I was 28 when I got diagnosed with Epilepsy. One minute I was in a carpark on my way to the chemist for eye drops, the next minute I was in an ambulance being a little bit belligerent about answering questions, (“Do you know what your name is?” “Yes…” “What’s your name?” “You’ve got my ID, you know it!”).

I have one thing to say to everyone that experiences Epilepsy: It’s okay to freak out, be upset and angry, just don’t let that be a permanent state. Easier said than done, I know!

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

“This is excellent! A great way learn about Epilepsy. Congratulations.”

“Best information I’ve read on the disease.”

“Your section on Sexual Activity is so welcomed as this is never spoken about. Thank You.”

“I think what I have just seen is excellent and hope you are going to make other videos and programs of other diseases to educate others who need the information.”

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Our Community

A COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY EFFORT

A wide community of people have contributed to the development of Epilepsy Xplained. The starting point being the story of Emily, as well those of people who participated in our focus group. From this, medical experts, relevant medical bodies and medical institutions were all involved to create reliable and accurate information you can depend on. Along the way, the story has been reviewed by these experts and shared with the focus group to help evolve and optimise the content. Thank you to all of those who were involved!

Prof Mark Cook
Graeme ShearsCEO of Epilepsy Foundation
Carol IrelandCEO Epilepsy Action Australia
A/Prof Armin Mohamed
Dr Michelle KileyPresident of The Epilepsy Society of Australia
Prof Mark Cook
Graeme ShearsCEO of Epilepsy Foundation
Carol IrelandCEO Epilepsy Action Australia
A/Prof Armin Mohamed
Dr Michelle KileyPresident of The Epilepsy Society of Australia

Epilepsy Xplained for medical professionals

The Epilepsy Xplained story will be such a great help to people with epilepsy, as well as friends, family members and carers. In an effort to help explain this complex condition, medical professionals or organisations can order webkeys and flyers to help let patients know about this valuable learning resource. Order yours today!

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OUR PARTNERS

Medicine X would like to thank their sponsor UCB Australia and charities Epilepsy Foundation and Epilepsy Action for their collaboration on Epilepsy Xplained.

 

UCB aspires to be the patient-centric global biopharmaceutical leader, transforming the lives of people with severe diseases. At UCB our sense of purpose is to help people suffering from severe central nervous system disorders lead normal, everyday lives. Our ambition is to offer them innovative new medicines and ground-breaking solutions that go beyond the drug. We are committed to enabling cutting-edge scientific research that is driven by patients’ needs.

To find out more about UCB Australia visit www.ucbaustralia.com.au/about-ucb


The Epilepsy Foundation was founded in May 1964. The organisation was formed so that individuals and families were not alone with their Epilepsy. Our ambition is to stop avoidable deaths from Epilepsy, to ensure children get a good education so that people get and keep jobs and so that people feel safe and connected. A good understanding of Epilepsy is the key to achieving these outcomes. The Epilepsy Foundation believes no one should go it alone with Epilepsy.

For more info about Epilepsy Foundation visit www.epilepsyfoundation.org.au.

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Established in 1952, Epilepsy Action Australia undertakes research and advocacy, and delivers innovative, high quality services across Australia to optimise life outcomes for people with Epilepsy. The organisation’s aims are to increase Epilepsy awareness and understanding in the community, and facilitate self-management of Epilepsy for people with the condition.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding Epilepsy, please call Epilepsy Action Australia on 1300 37 45 37

To find out more about Epilepsy Action visit www.epilepsy.org.au.

ABOUT MEDICINE X

MEDICINE X IS MEDICINE XPLAINED BY DOCTORS, FOR PATIENTS
Medicine X translates complicated ‘doctor speak’ into an entertaining and engaging story – so that every person regardless of age, gender, culture and condition, can have access to medical information they can understand and relate to. Working as a doctor, Medicine X’s founder realised that many patients were confused about their diagnoses, and didn’t have a proper understanding of their conditions or treatments. There was a disconnect between the language that doctors use, and what patients understand. Because of this, many people feel hopeless and anxious at a very difficult time in their lives.

This is why Medicine X was created. We believe there is a better way. We believe all patients should feel informed and empowered so they can become engaged in their personal and medical decisions.

Medicine X connects the stories of real people with artists and medical experts, to turn complex medical information into stories that people can understand and relate to.

For more info about Medicine X visit www.medicinex.com

Copyright 2017 Medicine X

The information in the app is of a general nature and is not intended as a substitute for professional health advice. Nobody should act in reliance on any statement contained in this app and all persons should always obtain specific advice from a health professional. Medicine X Ltd has made reasonable efforts to ensure that the health information contained in this app is accurate and up to date. To the extent permitted by law, medicine X limited, its employees and agents accept no liability (even if negligent) for any injury, loss or damage caused by reliance
For a full list of references please forward enquires to: amandalangerak@medicinex.com

Acknowledgements

A huge thanks to all that have contributed to Epilepsy Xplained!

Medical writer: Dr Emma Donovan
Script writer: Brandon Alexander
Art: Josep Rico 

Reviewers:
Prof Mark Cook
Graeme Shears – CEO of Epilepsy Foundation
Carol Ireland – CEO Epilepsy Action Australia
A/Prof Armin Mohamed
Dr Michelle Kiley – President of The Epilepsy Society of Australia

Case Study
Emily

Thank you to other community members who contributed feedback on the Medicine X Facebook page.

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Epilepsy Xplained is kindly sponsored by UCB Australia.
Level 1, 1155 Malvern Rd, Malvern VIC 3144

Epilepsy Xplained

First published 2017 by Medicine X Proprietary Limited (Pty Ltd)
PO Box 1179 Newport Beach NSW 2106

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Copyright © 2017 Medicine X Pty Ltd, ” Epilepsy Xplained”, “Medicine X” and logos are trademarks of Medicine X Pty Ltd and may not be copied without written permission. All rights reserved. Epilepsy Xplained Application design, logos, custom graphics, the selection and arrangement thereof, and all software are Copyright 2017 by Medicine X Pty Ltd.

Copyright © 2017 Medicine X Pty Ltd

Any language translations of this Epilepsy Xplained, either now or in the future, must have the permission of the author being the copyright and derivative right holder of the source language text. Responsibly for the translation into those languages contained within this Epilepsy Xplained lies entirely with the Medicine X Pty Ltd. All other trademarks, product names and company names of logos cited herein are the property of their respective owners.

Reproductions or adaptation of content in Epilepsy Xplained must acknowledge the original contributions of the Australian Epilepsy Xplained reviewers.

The information in this app is of a general nature only and not intended as a substitute for professional health advice. Nobody should act in reliance on any statement contained in this app and should always obtain specific advice from a health professional. Medicine X Pty Ltd has made reasonable efforts to ensure that the health information contained in this application is accurate and up to date. To the extent permitted by law, Medicine X Pty Ltd, it’s employees and agents accept no liability (even if negligent) for any injury, loss or damage cause by reliance on any of this information.

Digitally produced in Australia

 

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