Epilepsy is the most common neurological condition. About one in every 100 people has epilepsy. A single seizure does not necessarily mean you have epilepsy.
Epilepsy can affect anyone at any age. 75% of people with epilepsy have had their first seizure before the age of 20.
Up to 80% of people will have their epilepsy controlled by medication. Many children with epilepsy will outgrow it. Epilepsy is not a mental illness or psychiatric disorder. Epilepsy is not infectious or contagious. One in 20 people have a seizure at some time in their lives.