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01/02/2016

Have you lost someone through epilepsy?

Epilepsy Society is highlighting the increased risk of premature mortality in epilepsy and other health conditions and would like to hear from anyone affected.

A recent study highlighted the increased risk of premature mortality in people with both epilepsy and other health conditions such as cancers, heart disease and stroke.

Alongside this, people with a history of depression and substance abuse have  been shown to be at increased risk due to suicide and accidental death.

And 600 people in the UK die each year from  sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP).

Highlighting risks

Epilepsy Society wants to highlight the increased risk of premature mortality in People with epilepsy and other conditions and the need for better screening to help with early detection and treatment.

If you have lost someone close to you due to their epilepsy and would be willing to share your story through talking to the media, we would really appreciate hearing  from you.

Please fill in our online form

 

Read more about managing risks in epilepsy here

 

Call our helpline

If you would like to talk through any concerns around your epilepsy, please call our dedicated epilepsy helpline on 01494 601400. The helpline is open from 9am-4pm, Monday to Friday, and from 9am-8pm on Wednesdays. All calls are completely confidential. National call rates apply.