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Paediatric epilepsy

Please find below links to information and resources for families of children with epilepsy.

Resources

Epilepsy Action

www.epilepsy.org.uk

This website covers a broad range of topics: we recommend that you read the safety information.

Safety advice for people with epilepsy - www.epilepsy.org.uk

There is also a section specifically aimed at children:

Just for kids - www.epilepsy.org.uk

Medicines for Children

www.medicinesforchildren.org.uk

Information about your epilepsy medication can be found by typing the name of your medicine within the purple arrow.

Drug-resistant epilepsy

If your child has been referred to see a paediatric neurologist because their epilepsy is not fully controlled on two antiepileptic medications, you may want to ask about ketogenic diet:

www.matthewsfriends.org / www.thedaisygarland.org.uk

and assessment for children's epilepsy surgery:

Children's Epilepsy Surgery Service (CESS) in England - www.epilepsy.org.uk

Psychological Medicine

If you have concerns about your child's learning or behaviour, please mention this at your appointment and your consultant could consider referring your child to the Paediatric Neuropsychology team.