There are certain conditions or disorders that may, or may not, accompany epilepsy. These are sometimes known as co-morbidities.
In the past, it was assumed that many of these conditions occurred as a result of recurrent seizures or medication.
More recent research has shown that some cognitive and psychological conditions may occur before the onset of a child’s seizures. They may also occur simultaneously with, or after, the onset of a child’s epilepsy.
When they do occur, co-morbidities vary from child to child and the severity and impact they have on a child’s quality of life will also vary enormously. It is very important that these conditions are recognised early and families seek help and support.
Some of the more common conditions include:
14 March 2018, Lingfield Surrey
16 May 2018, Lingfield Surrey
11 July 2018, Lingfield Surrey
19 September 2018, Lingfield Surrey
14 November 2018, Lingfield Surrey
The numbers of young people who are 25 years and under with epilepsy is around 112,000.
|I accept cookies from this site|