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Can I Get Social Security Disability for Frontal Lobe Epilepsy

Can I get Social Security Disability for frontal lobe epilepsy. If you are asking this question, it is probably because you have this disorder, and it and/or complications that have resulted from the disorder are the reason why you are disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance.


Epilepsy is really a group of related disorders that are evidenced by recurring seizures. Episodic abnormal electrical activity in your brain occurs in all of these related disorders, even though they may produce signs and symptoms that are vastly different.

The transmission of electrical signals in your brain is disrupted by epilepsy. When this takes place, the result is a seizure.

Higher brain function

The cerebrum or cortex is the largest part of your brain. It is associated with your higher brain function, such as action and thought. Your cerebral cortex is divided into four sections that are referred to as lobes.

Two of these lobes are your frontal lobes. One is located on the left, and one is located on the right, immediately behind your forehead.

These two frontal lobes are the seat of emotions and judgments that relate to empathy and sympathy. They are also the seat of understanding humor, which includes subtle witticisms and word plays. Your frontal lobes recognize sarcasm, irony and deception.


They control the processes that are referred to as mentalizing. Mentalizing is the process by which we make sense of each other and ourselves, both implicitly and explicitly, in terms of mental processes and subjective states.

Frontal lobe epilepsy is marked by seizures that begin in your frontal lobes. In many cases, these seizures are evidenced by unusual signs and symptoms that may be misdiagnosed as a psychiatric problem or sleep disorder.

Seizures produced by frontal lobe epilepsy may result in several signs and symptoms. Some of these include:

Partial or complete unresponsiveness
Fear that is expressed on your face
Difficulty with speaking
Explosive screams or laughter
Repetitive movements, such as rocking or pedaling
Hand and eye deviation to one side
Abnormal body posturing, such as one arm extending while the other flexes like a fencer.

Seizures that are caused by frontal lobe epilepsy may occur while you are sleeping and usually last for less than one minute. The seizures are referred to as being focal (partial).

Again, you may have frontal lobe epilepsy. This disorder and/or complications that have resulted from it are the reason why you are disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance.

You may have applied for the financial assistance you need by applying for Social Security Disability from the Social Security Administration. Were you denied?

Important fact

If you are planning on reapplying or appealing your denial, keep this important fact in mind. People who have a disability attorney on their side like the one at, are approved more often than claimants who do not have a disability attorney fighting for them.

The best thing to do is to contact the disability attorney at, and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you.

Article written by James Shugart

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