Epileptics living in high-crime neighborhoods in Chicago experience more seizures are a result, as many as three times as many seizures are those living in lower-crime areas.
That’s according to research from the University of Illinois at Chicago that was released Monday.
The study surveyed 63 Chicagoans who self-reported the number of seizures they had over the course of one-month and three-month periods.
Researchers said the findings would help doctors make better recommendations to patients on how to manage their conditions and to manage stress.
Morning Shift talks with one of the doctors who conducted the study.
GUEST: Dr. Dilip Pandey, associate professor of neurology and rehabilitation at the University of Illinois at Chicago
LEARN MORE: Epileptics In High-Crime Neighborhoods Have Three Times As Many Seizures (UIC 12/3/18)