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Does epilepsy strike at a particular age?

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Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Any age

Although onset of epilepsy is more common in children and adults over 60, there's no age at which it's distinctly uncommon to start having seizures.

In brief: Any age

Although onset of epilepsy is more common in children and adults over 60, there's no age at which it's distinctly uncommon to start having seizures.
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: No.

Epilepsy is not a single disorder, but seizures can start at any age from infancy through old age.
Causes may vary, and the condition may worsen or improve over time and the brain matures and changes.

In brief: No.

Epilepsy is not a single disorder, but seizures can start at any age from infancy through old age.
Causes may vary, and the condition may worsen or improve over time and the brain matures and changes.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yea

The onset of epilepsy is in childhood and the elderly, for different reasons, in a bimodal peak.
Adults, of course, can have new onset epilepsy for other reasons.

In brief: Yea

The onset of epilepsy is in childhood and the elderly, for different reasons, in a bimodal peak.
Adults, of course, can have new onset epilepsy for other reasons.
Dr. Robert Nahouraii
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