Information for the public
Some treatments may not be suitable for you, depending on your exact circumstances. If you have questions about specific treatments and options, please talk to a member of your healthcare team.
There are effective treatments that can prevent seizures happening. The type of treatment needed and how effective it is depends on the type of epilepsy, so it is important to accurately diagnose the type of seizure and the 'epilepsy syndrome'. Each epilepsy syndrome is defined by a particular combination of symptoms and signs, which includes the type of seizure, the age of the person when seizures start, and the results from examinations and tests. For more information see 'Treatment and care'