Epilepsy and Risk

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Epilepsy, like other long-term conditions such as Asthma or Diabetes comes with certain risks. If left unchecked these can become very serious; so knowing about them, & understanding how to reduce them where you can is important, as often there are positive steps you can take.

Finding out about your epilepsy, managing it well, and talking about it is the first step in getting on with your life. There are many organisations for people with epilepsy who can help you with this.

Epilepsy Action Australia, in collaboration with our partner SUDEP Action, has prepared specialised risk information to help you stay safe.

Why is it important to know about risk?

Whether you live with epilepsy, or know someone who does, check out our information pages below to find out what you need to know to help balance risk and live well with epilepsy.

Seizures and Risk
Controlling seizures
Seizures and Injury
First Aid

Epilepsy-related death 
Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy – SUDEP

Lifestyle and Risk 

Adolescence and Risk


Taking Action Against Risk