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Childhood epilepsy

A guide for parents.

Being a parent, carer or guardian of a child with epilepsy can be distressing. The biggest challenge you will face is the fear of the unknown, so having some knowledge and information about the condition will help you to feel more confident.

This guide has been written by experts from Young Epilepsy, Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College London Institute of Child Health.

It would also not have been possible without the help of a great many parents who have told us what they would have liked to have known, when their child was first diagnosed.

All Young Epilepsy resources are free of charge; you only pay for postage and packing. Alternatively you can download an interactive version by filling out the form below.


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