In a recent analysis experts have found that people suffering from epilepsy were seven-times more likely to have reported experiencing discrimination due to health problems.This risk was greater than other chronic health problems such as diabetes asthma and migraines. Read: Do you have a loved one with epilepsy? Here s what you need to know. People with epilepsy also had a greater likelihood of experiencing domestic violence and sexual abuse than the general population. The analysis also found that such psychosocial adversities could help explain why individuals with epilepsy are at an increased risk of developing depression and anxiety disorders.