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Epilepsy is a common, long-term brain condition where a person has repeated seizures, and is thought to affect about 3% of Australians.

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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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Keep calm when it comes to seizures

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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Nervous system diseases

Problems of the nervous system include Alzheimer's, Bell's palsy, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, neurofibromatosis, Parkinson's, sciatica and shingles.

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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 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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Ketogenic diet

A ketogenic (or ‘keto’) diet is a very-low carbohydrate diet sometimes used as a treatment for certain groups of people, such as children with epilepsy.

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What does a neurologist do?

A neurologist is a specialist physician who treats conditions like epilepsy that affect the nervous system, which includes the brain, spinal cord and nerves.

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