The treatment choices for Epilepsy depend upon the Epilepsy Syndrome and the severity of the seizure events.
Medication is the first line of treatment if your child has recurrent seizures. In certain syndromes such as Childhood Epilepsy with Centrotemporal Spikes (formerly known as Bening Rolandic Epilepsy), your doctor may decide not to treat with medication. However, in the majority of cases where seizures are recurrent, medication is recommended. It is important to have a comprehensive care plan completed by your Doctor which includes an Epilepsy Medical Record, Drug Treatment Plan and First Aid Seizure Management Plan.
Being aware of issues around safety is most important.
Seizures can be precipitated by certain lifestyle issues such as sleep deprivation or excessive alcohol consumption. All children who have had a seizure should follow some simple recommendations. Please refer to the section on Lifestyle Triggers for further information.
Information last reviewed: 11/01/2021.