Diagnosis and management of epilepsy in adults

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

It has been shown that a significant proportion of epilepsy diagnoses made by non-specialists are incorrect. Epilepsy may be difficult to diagnose in the early stages, especially in the absence of a witnessed account. Differentiation between epileptic seizures and stereotyped behavioural phenomena can be difficult in people with a learning disability.

This summary covers management of epilepsy in older people, and women of childbearing potential.

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