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Epilepsy Statistics

1 in
103

People live with epilepsyThat’s 600,000 people in the UK.

IN

65%

of people there is no known cause

633,000

Every week a further 600 people are given a diagnosis of epilepsy, while 21 people die from epilepsy-related deaths.

50%

of those diagnosed with epilepsyhave co-existing physical or psychiatric conditions.

AROUND

1 IN 6

people in the UK will have depressionif you have epilepsy, this rises to 1 in 3.

£1.5bn

The estimated annual cost of epilepsy on the NHS

100,000

emergency admissions due toepilepsy each year.

There are

40

Different types of seizure andseizures are different for each individual

30%

30% of people live with uncontrolledseizures that do not respond to medication