The guideline covers diagnosing, treating and managing epilepsy and seizures in children, young people and adults in primary and secondary care. It offers best practice advice on managing epilepsy to improve health outcomes so that people with epilepsy can fully participate in daily life.
This guideline includes recommendations on:
diagnosis of epilepsy and investigations to support a diagnosis
pharmacological treatment with anti-epileptic drugs, including advice for different types of seizures
referral to tertiary services for people with complex epilepsy or epilepsy that is not controlled by pharmacological treatment
psychological interventions and other adjunctive therapies
treatment of prolonged or repeated seizures and convulsive status epilepticus
advice for specific groups of people with epilepsy, such as women and girls
regular structured medical review of people with epilepsy
What Causes Epilepsy? In most of the epilepsy cases, a cause cannot be. . . .
Epilepsy Diagnosis Epilepsy is generally not easy to diagnose quickly.. . . .
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. . . .
Epilepsy is a brain disorder characterized by a predisposition to generate. . . .