Diagnosis and Management of Epilepsy in Adults

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.