How epilepsy is diagnosed
If you have had two or more seizures that started in the brain you may be diagnosed with epilepsy. Getting a diagnosis is not always easy as there is no single test that can diagnose epilepsy.
Diagnosing epilepsy usually involves collecting information from different tests, finding out what happens before, during and after your seizures and speaking to someone else who might have seen your seizures. Your medical history and any other medical conditions will also be considered as part of the diagnosis. With all the collected information the most likely cause of your seizures may be found.
If there is a possibility that you have epilepsy, your GP may refer you to a neurologist. A neurologist is a doctor who specialises in conditions affecting the brain and nervous system, such as epilepsy.
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Information produced in August 2012