Epilepsy is a disorder which leads to a person having repeated seizures or fits. Only 0.5% of the population have epilepsy whilst 5% of children experience a seizure at some time during childhood due to another cause, such as febrile convulsions. A single seizure is usually not enough to diagnose epilepsy and won't be treated with medication. If your child has repeated seizures, your doctor may prescribe anti-epileptic medication to help prevent further seizures. There are many different medications used for epilepsy and their choice is dependent on type of seizure, frequency of seizure, EEG, age and developmental stage.
The following practitioners at CPMG can be of service in helping investigate and manage epilepsy in children and adolescents: