Epilepsy is characterized by unpredictable seizures – it can appear at any time and happen to anyone. However, but it is most common that epilepsy emerges during a person’s first year of life or after 70 years of living.

Epilepsy can be related to congenital damages or diseases, skull injury, brain tumours or a stroke, but often the cause is completely unknown. Epilepsy is more common among people with other disabilities like cerebral palsy or multiple disabilities.

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Epilepsy means that some of the brain’s nerve cells are overactive, which leads to different kinds of seizures. Epilepsy is a spectrum condition with a wide range of seizure types and control varying from person-to-person. However, the different seizure types are often similar for every person. The seizures always start very sudden, can last from seconds to minutes and stop by themselves.

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