Getting a diagnosis of epilepsy can often take some time. Only until there have been two or more seizures that a diagnosis of epilepsy will be considered
The causes of epilepsy generally falls into three groups:
- Genetic: there is known genetic defects meaning that seizures are the symptoms.
- Structural or metabolic: there is another condition or disease causing seizures.
- Unknown: where the reason for epilepsy is currently unknown.
The majority of epilepsies (around 60%) have no known cause.
If your child has epilepsy or has had seizures but doesn’t have a diagnosis yet, we have lots of information and resources to support you.
NB: Young Epilepsy are currently reviewing our information portfolio, and will be updated October 2023.