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.