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Trusted information on epilepsy, including causes, how it's diagnosed, different types and triggers of seizures, febrile convulsions and epilepsy treatments.

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Epilepsy diagnosis

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.

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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.

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Epilepsy treatments

Epilepsy treatment such as antiepileptic medicines help most people achieve good seizure control. Learn more about the different the different treatment options available.

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Purple Day

On Tuesday 26 March, you can help to raise epilepsy awareness by supporting Purple Day. Find out how to get involved.

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Seizures, also called fits, are changes in the brain's electrical activity. They can cause stiffening and jerking of arms and legs, and loss of consciousness.

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Bipolar disorder treatment

Trusted information on bipolar disorder treatments including medication, psychological treatment, lifestyle advice, and links to trusted resources

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Bipolar disorder medication

There are many different types of medications used to help treat bipolar disorder. Find out more about what medication to take from a trusted source.

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Electroencephalogram (EEG)

Electroencephalogram, or EEG, measures the electrical activity of the brain. It can be used to diagnose conditions such as epilepsy. Learn more from a trusted source.

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Nervous system diseases

Problems of the nervous system include multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, shingles and stroke.

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Jeans for Genes Day

Jeans for Genes Day is a national day when people wear their jeans to raise much-needed funds for research into birth defects and diseases such as cancer, epilepsy, and a range of genetic disorders.

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