Some sources say parasites are a cause, just a few bring that into question.
"Other causes which sometimes are not recognized by the AMA are: food allergies, infections, PARASITES, poor circulation, hypoglycemia or the mal absorption of B-6, calcium, magnesium or fats. Toxicity from lead, aluminum and aspartame are also in question."
Epilepsy can be contracted from undercooked pork contaminated with parasites. These parasites are especially prevalent in Latin America, Africa and Southwest Asia, Iragui said. This form of epilepsy is seen in immigrants to Southern California from the affected areas, mainly from Central America, Iragui said.
This disease, called neurocystericerosis, occurs when the parasites lodge in the brain. It is the most common cause of epilepsy in developing countries. The parasites destroy part of the brain tissue, which is replaced by calcified cysts as the parasites die. The type of epilepsy depends on where the parasites lodge.
In most cases, patients experience "partial" seizures, taking place in the part of the brain where a parasite has lodged. However, multiple infestations can occur in one brain, Iragui said.
Good sanitation and proper cooking of pork prevent the disease from spreading, said Iragui, a native of Spain, who addressed a workshop at the meeting held in Spanish.
Neurocystericosis can be treated with drugs to kill the parasite while it is alive. Once the parasite has died and epilepsy occurs, the treatment is aimed at controlling the epilepsy, such as with anti-epileptic drugs."
"Another problem that the pork tapeworm can cause is epilepsy. Dr. Brooks says, "Neuralgic disorders appear when the central nervous system is invaded. Symptoms depend on the number and location of the larva in the brain. One of the most frequent manifestations is epileptiform seizure, sometimes referred to as verminous epilepsy." "
"What health problems are caused by Parasite Infestation?
Many disorders have been associated with parasites including;
Parasites can cause problems that are often not recognized as parasite related and result in an incorrect or incomplete diagnosis."
"Cysticercosis, pig tape worm eggs, are the main cause of epilepsy and seizures in many countries."
On <http://chennaionline.com/health/Homoeopathy/2007/05homeo123.asp>, under "Causes for seizure or epilepsy disorders" then under "pathological" is listed parasite infections.
Also I first read about it in a book, but remembered it wrong. It was either in "Epilepsy and the Family" by Richard Lechtenberg, MD or in "Epilepsy" by Elaine Landau.
I take it that parasites do not normally cause epilepsy in the US or Europe, but they commonly cause epilepsy in third-world countries, but not everyone believes this.
Sorry it doesn't seem funny like the demonic possession theory. I read about that too. Hippocrates first said that it was a brain disorder, but many still believed it was demonic possession. I hadn't read about celestial retribution.