Epilepsies: Diagnosis and Management

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