This guideline provides recommendations based on current evidence for best practice in the diagnosis and management of epilepsy in adults. It does not include patients with a non-epileptic attack disorder. The number of drugs available to treat epilepsy has increased and the range of imaging, surgical and interventional techniques has risen. Collectively, these changes have helped to bring about the improvements in care highlighted as necessary in the previous guideline.
This guideline will be of interest to all health professionals in primary and secondary care involved in the management of people with epilepsy, including general practitioners, practice nurses, epilepsy specialist nurses, general physicians, emergency department specialists, neurologists, obstetricians, clinical
neuropsychologists and psychiatrists. It will also be of interest to those commissioning epilepsy services, public-health physicians, pharmacists, social-work staff, carers and relatives of people with epilepsy and people with epilepsy themselves.
Epilepsy is a brain disorder characterized by a predisposition to generate. . . .
How to prevent seizures? The cause of epilepsy is often not known, therefore. . . .
Treating Epilepsy Treatment of epilepsy is usually focused on controlling. . . .
Signs of Symptoms of Epilepsy The most important symptoms of epilepsy are. . . .
Seizure Seizures are symptoms of a brain problem. A seizure is a sudden. . . .
What Causes Epilepsy? In most of the epilepsy cases, a cause cannot be. . . .