Up to 70% of people could have their epilepsy controlled with medication (anti-epileptic drugs). For some people whose epilepsy does not respond to anti-epileptic drugs, there may be other possible treatment options.
Anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) are a treatment for epilepsy. Up to 70% of people could have their epilepsy controlled with AEDs.
The ketogenic diet is one treatment option for children with epilepsy whose seizures are not controlled with AEDs. The diet may help to reduce the number or severity of seizures and can often have positive effects on behaviour.
Information on Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy, which is a type of treatment for epilepsy.
Brain surgery or neurosurgery is one way of treating epilepsy. Certain criteria have to be met and tests have to be done to assess suitability.
Information about deep brain stimulation therapy.
The Epilepsy charter explains the rights and services that a person with epilepsy can expect.
Information to help someone with epilepsy make the most of their medical appointments.
Everyone with epilepsy is recommended to have a structured review of their condition at least once a year.
Contact details for some of the clinics or assessment centres that provide specialist services for adults with epilepsy.
Contact details for some of the clinics or assessment centres that provide specialist services for children with epilepsy.
More information on epilepsy medication including emergency medication, latest news and taking your medication.