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Complex epilepsy

Sometimes the term complex epilepsy is used to describe the condition where a child experiences a number of different types of seizure and getting control with medication is difficult.

It is likely that the child with complex epilepsy will be on more than one medication and will also experience other difficulties such as learning, behavioural or emotional problems.

When children are experiencing a number of difficulties it can be very hard for families. It is likely that the child needs round the clock care and additional support may be beneficial.

If you are concerned about your child and their progress it is important that you speak to your child’s school and their consultant about your concerns. It may be that they need further assessment or some additional support.

Help and support for parents

We have a large number of resources and hold regular Parents and Family Information days for parents with children who have complex epilepsy.

Information on complex epilepsy

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The number of children and young people aged 18 years and under with epilepsy is near 1 in 220.

Cyber EssentialsFundraising RegulatorYoung Epilepsy is the operating name of The National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy (NCYPE).
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