Epileptic seizures

Epileptic seizures

Epilepsy is a neurological condition that disrupts the normal electrical activity our brains use to communicate with the rest of the body. This disruption causes seizures.

There are over 40 different types of seizure and every young person’s epilepsy is unique to them. In order to be diagnosed with epilepsy, a young person must have had at least two seizures.

In most cases, epilepsy is well managed and seizures are controlled, but it is a very serious condition and can be life-threatening.

Guide for schools

Young Epilepsy helpline: email helpline@youngepilepsy.org.uk / call 01342 831342



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