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Is epilepsy usually genetic or no? My mom was recently diagnosed at 53 but no family history of epilepsy.im 25 and concerned i may get it.i drive alot

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Dr. Richard Roberts
Clinical Genetics
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In brief: Unlikely

That you have inherited a tendency to epilepsy from your mother is unlikely.
For example, if she was ever knocked unconscious, that would be the most likely cause. In the elderly, the most likely cause is stroke. You can read about the various factors here: http://www.epilepsy.com/learn/epilepsy-101/what-causes-epilepsy-and-seizures

In brief: Unlikely

That you have inherited a tendency to epilepsy from your mother is unlikely.
For example, if she was ever knocked unconscious, that would be the most likely cause. In the elderly, the most likely cause is stroke. You can read about the various factors here: http://www.epilepsy.com/learn/epilepsy-101/what-causes-epilepsy-and-seizures
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