How is epilepsy diagnosed?
A diagnosis of epilepsy is based on your history of seizures. Your doctor will ask you what you can remember and any symptoms you may have had before it happened, such as feeling strange before the seizure or experiencing any warning signs. It may be useful to talk to anyone who witnessed your seizure and ask them exactly what they saw, especially if you cannot remember the seizure.
Even with normal findings on EEG and neuroimaging a person may still have epilepsy, however, abnormal findings can help classifying the type of epilepsy involved.
Last reviewed: September 2015