Epilepsy and me | For young people

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.

Helpline: 01342 831342 (Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm)
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Misdiagnosis rates in the United Kingdom are between 20–31%.

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