Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Epilepsy Information and Facts

Epilepsy (also called a seizure disorder) is a common but chronic neurological disorder with recurrent unprovoked seizures. Epileptic seizures are reported to be signs and symptoms caused by abnormal activity in the brain and it not related to just one condition, epilepsies as they are know is a group of varying conditions that form epilepsy.

Epileptic seizures develop due to a sudden increase in electrical activity in the brain these are commonly know as being focal onset, generalised onset or unknown onset. The sites listed below offer greater details of epileptic seizures.

It is estimated that around 50 million people around the world have epilepsy and that the condition can develop at any age and at any time of life. Epilepsy is controlled by drugs but not cured although surgery may be considered in some cases. Sites listed here offer official information advice and facts plus diagnosis details, symptoms, causes and available treatments.

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Offering a range of support, information and advice to people with epilepsy in and around Bristol.


Providing a whole range of useful epilepsy advice and information along with news, publications and details of how to get involved in national epilepsy events.

The largest member-led epilepsy organisation in Britain. Site includes campaign details, news, donation details and helpline information.


Contact details for a Guildford, Surrey support group for people living with epilepsy.

Provides valuable advice of not only what to do during an epileptic seizure but also seizure aftercare. Information provided by St Elizabeth’s school and children’s home.

Information provided by the DVLA along with details of fines for failing to notify them if you are driving a motor vehicle if you have had an epileptic attack, seizure, fits or blackouts.


Community support group offering information, advice and support to people with epilepsy in and around Glasgow.


Dedicated to providing epilepsy support throughout Ireland along with publications, research details and events. Also includes details on seizures, diagnosis and treatment information.

The only UK national charity that is dedicated to epilepsy research. Provides details of the condition along with support, research updates and newsletters.

Provides online information, news and publications with an A to Z of epilepsy and advice to those recently diagnosed.


Highlighting independant epilepsy support groups throughout Scotland with contact details and an A to Z of epilepsy facts and FAQ’s.


Personal site of a person with epilepsy offering advice and guidance along with support and details of her life-story.

A local support and self help group for families who have a child that suffers from Dyspraxia.

Providing UK and Ireland working groups and campaigns along with promoting equal opportunity to people suffering with epilepsy. Site highlights their mission statement with online resources and membership details.


Epilepsy support groups for Merseyside and Cheshire. Includes online publication, first aid and convulsive seizure details.

Offering NHS diagnosis, sympyoms and treatment details. Includes a video clip and prevention tips on avoiding seizures.


Based in Telford and providing support for people affected by lifelong epilepsy. Site provides details of first aid, upcoming events and the latest research into epilepsy along with training information and group contacts.


Details of local meetings plus a range of online information and links.


An active epilepsy social activities and support group providing details of their club, regular meetings and how to join.

Committed to providing information and support to people with epilepsy.


Providing information, support and fundraising for young and teenage people with epilepsy. Includes helpline contacts.

Providing information, support and details of news and events for young people suffering with epilepsy as well as a helpline service open Monday to Friday.