4/11 You’ll need to speak with a doctor if you think your child may have epilepsy.
You may be able to find out if your child has epilepsy using their epilepsy tests, which can reveal a diagnosis.
There are a number of different tests available, and they may be quicker and easier to do if you can ask your child to do them.
But if you don’t have a doctor, the best thing to do is to speak to a specialist about the type of treatment you’re about to receive.
You can also find out more about the epilepsy tests at epilepsy.org.uk/epilepsy.
What you need to know about seizures and seizures in children article 1/11 What is epilepsy?
Epilepsy is a serious condition that affects up to 2 per cent of the population in the UK.
It’s a neurological condition that causes seizures.
Epileptic children have problems in one or more of the following areas: thinking or understanding things, talking or understanding sentences, and understanding sounds and colours.
The symptoms of epilepsy can vary from child to child, and it can affect children of all ages.
It can also affect older children and people with intellectual disabilities.
What is the outlook for my child with epilepsy?
The outlook for most children with epilepsy is good.
Episodes can last for about a week or more, but are usually shorter-lived and less severe.
Episodic seizures can last a few days, and the seizures can be brief.
If your child does have epilepsy, they’ll usually recover in about three weeks.
However, there are some complications that may need to be addressed.
Your child may need additional treatment.
Talk to your GP if: your child is still having trouble walking or speaking