Welcome to the irishhealth.com epilepsy clinic. This has been developed
in association with Epilepsy Ireland.
Epilepsy is caused by abnormal electrical impulses in the brain. It is estimated that one in 20 people will have a seizure at some time.
However, for some 40,000 Irish people epilepsy is a more lasting part of their lives. For a large proportion of people with epilepsy, modern
treatments mean that they rarely experience seizures.
Epilepsy is an area that has been surrounded by fear and prejudice in
the past. With a better understanding of the condition and improved public education, these stereotypes about epilepsy are being overcome.
This clinic offers the most up-to-date information on epilepsy. It explains the causes of epilepsy, how it is diagnosed, different types and the
practical implications of living with epilepsy.