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Certain things are known to trigger seizures (or fits), such as flashing light, lack of sleep or drugs. Other causes include medical conditions. Find out more about seizures and what to do if someone has a fit.
Absence seizures are epileptic seizures that cause someone to stare into space and lose awareness for a few seconds. Find out more about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment here.
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.
Epilepsy treatment such as antiepileptic medicines help most people achieve good seizure control. Learn more about the different the different treatment options available.
What causes epilepsy?
Epilepsy can be caused by anything that can damage the brain such as a head injury. Learn more about the different common causes for epilepsy.
Symptoms of serious illness in babies and children
If your child has a serious illness, it’s important to get medical attention quickly. Learn how to recognise the symptoms and what to do.
Fever and high temperatures in children
Fevers are quite common in young children and usually they are mild. Find out how to deal with fever and high temperatures in children here.
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.
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Epilepsy can be diagnosed by your doctor based on your history or by using medical tests such as a blood test. Learn more about how epilepsy can be diagnosed.