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Epilepsy and me

Epilepsy affects about 60,000 young people under the age of 18.

Having epilepsy means that you have an abnormal burst of electrical energy in the brain which causes seizures to return again and again – a one off seizure does not mean it is epilepsy.

Most people cope with epilepsy very well after they are diagnosed, so it is important that you try to get on with your life as much as possible.

If you are looking for the "Epilepsy&me" BBC3 Documentary, please click here

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Around 3% of people with epilepsy are photosensitive, which means their seizures are brought on by flashing lights.

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