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Epilepsy is a long-term condition that affects 1 in 50 Australians. Learn more about the causes, how it is diagnosed and the types of seizures.
What to do when someone has a seizure
Epilepsy affects about 250,000 Australians, so it's likely you know someone with epilepsy or you'll see someone having a seizure. Here's what you do when a person has a seizure.
A ketogenic (or ‘keto’) diet is an extremely-low carbohydrate diet sometimes used as a complementary treatment for certain groups of people, such as children with epilepsy.
An electroencephalogram, or EEG, is a test that measures the electrical activity of the brain. It can be used to diagnose or monitor conditions such as epilepsy and sleep disorders. Learn more about this diagnostic test from a trusted source.
These are a type of epileptic seizure that cause someone to stare, and lose awareness for a few seconds. They’re also called ‘petit mal’ seizures.
Nervous system diseases
Find out more about specific nervous system diseases, including signs and symptoms of particular conditions, how they are diagnosed and where to go for support.
Symptoms of seizures depend on the type of seizure. Find out about the causes and triggers of seizures and what to do when someone has a seizure.
Can medicines be addictive?
Some medicines can be addictive. You can become dependent on a medicine. Find out the difference. Learn how to avoid becoming addicted to medicines.
Medicinal cannabis (medical marijuana) is highly regulated in Australia. Learn how THC and CBD might be used to help relieve the symptoms of medical conditions.
The role of a neurologist
A neurologist is a specialist physician who treats diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscle.