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Associated conditions

Epilepsy can happen alongside other neurological conditions, for example hemiplegia.

Information about seizures and treatment for people with epilepsy and learning disability.

At least one in five of children with hemiplegia also has epilepsy.

Non-epileptic seizures (NES) or dissociative seizures are different from epilepsy. However, some non-epileptic seizures can look very similar to epileptic seizures and may affect a person in similar ways.

We all react to frightening or stressful situations differently. When we are frightened we might feel physical symptoms such as a racing heartbeat or feeling sweaty. When we feel sad, we might cry. So how we feel emotionally can sometimes cause a physical reaction.