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Epilepsy in Infants and Young Children: A Guide for Parents

Caring for a baby, infant or young child who is experiencing seizures can be distressing.

This guide gives parents and carers essential information about living with, and managing epilepsy in young children.

It has been written by childhood epilepsy experts from Great Ormond Street Hospital and Young Epilepsy; as well as parents, many of whom have shared information that they wish they had known when their child was first diagnosed.

 

 

Useful forms

 

Treatments and equipment

Find out more about night safety equipment

 

Epilepsy syndromes

Understanding the syndrome is key to knowing if seizures can be controlled; relevant medication and other associated difficulties around learning, behaviour or social functioning.

Read more about specific epilepsy syndromes

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