Coronavirus (Covid-19): Our clinical facilities are open with reduced opening hours.  For information about what we are doing to keep our patients and staff safe during this difficult time, please click on the following link:

What are the causes of epilepsy?

Dr Dominic Heaney
Dr Dominic Heaney
Consultant Neurologist

Do you have a question?

Epilepsy at its core is a tendency for an individual or an individual’s brain to have recurrent seizures. The causes can be structural, such as damage to the brain, inflammation by stroke or a brain injury from a trauma. There may also be a genetic propensity where the the brain itself is a little less stable because of the way neuro chemicals are being produced.

For a reasonable proportion of patients, we may never really get to understand why they have epilepsy and this tendency to seizure.

Share Story