Epilepsy

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.

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