Epilepsy is a common neurological condition affecting up to 1-2% of the population. Although it is more likely to be diagnosed in childhood or senior years, it is not confined to any age group, sex, or race and can be diagnosed at any age.
While greater than 70% of people become seizure free taking medication, an important step in managing epilepsy is gaining an understanding about the condition. It is therefore valuable for people with epilepsy, their family, friends and carers to understand the many aspects of this disorder to improve their chances in obtaining seizure control.
With regular medication and a sensible lifestyle a full and active life is possible.
Learn about basic brain functions and different types of seizures.
Learn about how epilepsy is diagnosed, the different tests and treatment options.