Types of epilepsy

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Read about the types of epilepsy and the suggested treatments.

Key points

  • Epilepsy is the same thing as a seizure disorder. There are many types of epilepsy.
  • Most children have a generalized or focal epilepsy, while other children may have both.
  • When a child is diagnosed with an epilepsy syndrome, it means their clinical history, exam and tests, as well as responses to treatment are similar to that of a group of other children.
  • Determining the underlying cause for epilepsy is important for managing epilepsy.
Last updated: March 17th 2021