How Is Epilepsy Diagnosed?


Epilepsy is a very common neurological disorder that causes unprovoked, persistent seizures [1]. Epilepsy is diagnosed when more than one seizures occur with no known cause. A seizure happens when there is an abnormality in the electrical activities in the brain. Epilepsy can occur in anyone from children to adults. There are no known causes but there are risk factors that increase one’s chance of developing epilepsy. About 50 million people in the world today have been diagnosed with epilepsy.

Epilepsy can be diagnosed through several methods. Methods like discussing your medical history, tests like electroencephalography, PET scans, and the use of MRI are important methods of diagnosing epilepsy.