What is epilepsy?

Epilepsy is when something unusual happens in your brain. Your brain is like a very powerful computer. It controls everything you do. When your brain starts sending too many electrical messages, this can make different things happen to your body. These things have lots of names, like fits, seizures, funny turns and attacks. Here at Epilepsy Action we call them seizures.

Some children can have seizures every day. And other children might only have them now and then.

If you take epilepsy medicine, it might stop all your seizures.

You can’t catch epilepsy from anyone. Lots of children and grown-ups have epilepsy. So there may be other children in your school with it.

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