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About epilepsy

Up to date information on epilepsy intended to help those affected by epilepsy make informed choices and decisions.

A-Z epilepsy topics

An index of all epilepsy information topics. 


What is epilepsy

Epilepsy is a common serious neurological condition where there is a tendency to have seizures that start in the brain.

Diagnosing epilepsy

To diagnose epilepsy, doctors gather lots of different information to assess the causes of seizures.

Epileptic seizures

Epileptic seizures are caused by a disturbance in the electrical activity of the brain. There are many different types of epileptic seizure.


For some people whose epilepsy does not respond to anti-epileptic drugs, there may be other possible treatment options.

First aid

Find out how to help someone during and after a seizure. 


Having epilepsy can have a huge impact on a person's wellbeing including their mood, sleep and relationships.


The latest news, views and opinions from Epilepsy Society.

Parents and carers

This section contains information for Parents, carers and teachers.

Personal stories

Personal stories from people demonstrating the impact of our work.

Living with epilepsy

Having seizures, or being told “you have epilepsy”, can affect people in different ways. 

Epilepsy TV

Watch videos from people who have been personally affected by epilepsy.