10% of the population are at risk of experiencing a seizure during their lifetime, while 3-4% will go on to be diagnosed with epilepsy (source: Epilepsy Australia).
It is a disorder of brain function that takes the form of recurring convulsive or non-convulsive seizures.
Epilepsy is not just one condition; rather it is a diverse family of disorders comprising many seizure types.
Environmental triggers (though unusual) can include the colour yellow, the smell of glue and sounds such as the phone ringing or a siren. They can also include photosensitivity (flickering sunlight, strobe lights and flickering television) and severe temperature changes.
Extreme stress can also be a trigger.