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Can you get diagnosed with epilepsy no matter your age?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes, you can

Yes, you can be diagnosed with epilepsy no matter what your age.
The most common sources of seizures may differ between age groups, though. In older people with a first-time seizure, for instance, doctors would need to check for medication/drug issues, possible tumors, etc. Talk with your doctor if concerned about yourself or a family member. Good luck.

In brief: Yes, you can

Yes, you can be diagnosed with epilepsy no matter what your age.
The most common sources of seizures may differ between age groups, though. In older people with a first-time seizure, for instance, doctors would need to check for medication/drug issues, possible tumors, etc. Talk with your doctor if concerned about yourself or a family member. Good luck.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

It depends on the type of epilepsy.
Some forms of epilepsy are being diagnosed early in childhood, the others in teenage years and later. Later during the life epilepsy is more often secondary to head trauma, brain tumors, metabolic abnormalities (f.E. As a result of liver or kidney dysfunction). Older people develop epilepsy as a result of brain atrophy. A lot of epilepsies are genetically deter.

In brief: Yes

It depends on the type of epilepsy.
Some forms of epilepsy are being diagnosed early in childhood, the others in teenage years and later. Later during the life epilepsy is more often secondary to head trauma, brain tumors, metabolic abnormalities (f.E. As a result of liver or kidney dysfunction). Older people develop epilepsy as a result of brain atrophy. A lot of epilepsies are genetically deter.
Dr. Tatyana Gitlevich
Dr. Tatyana Gitlevich
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Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology

In brief: Yes.

In fact, it is quite common in later years.

In brief: Yes.

In fact, it is quite common in later years.
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Dr. Andrew Reeves
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