Epilepsy: ‘I’m not daydreaming Miss, I’m having a seizure’

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"When I was younger my teachers thought I was naughty and 'away with the fairies'. But I was having absence seizures," says Olivia Salvati, 21.

"It's not like daydreaming - it's like having a horrendous nightmare that leaves you feeling completely drained."

Olivia found that her absence seizures - a type of epilepsy - meant she was often perceived as not concentrating.

To raise awareness, she is fronting a campaign by the charity Young Epilepsy to help educators recognise the signs.

The charity says most schools in the UK will have at…

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