Treatment has advanced, but a stigma still surrounds this disorder
Epilepsy affects some 120 000 to 200 000 Australians. It is defined as a disorder with recurrent unprovoked seizures, but 4%–5% of the population may experience at least one seizure at some point in their lives.1 About half the people who develop epilepsy present in the first two decades of life. A second peak occurs in people older than 60 years.
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