Epilepsy info videos

Ten short videos explain and illus­trate impor­tant things to know about epilepsy. The films are avail­able in ten languages; subti­tles can be switched on or off in the settings.

Produc­tion: Swiss League Against Epilepsy 2021.

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What is epilepsy?

Epilepsy can affect us all.

Types of seizure

The various types of epileptic seizure look very different.

First aid during a seizure

Impor­tant: prevent injury and stay with the person.

Causes of epilepsy

It’s not always possible to identify why someone has epileptic seizures – but it’s always worth trying.

Treating epilepsy

Two out of three people with epilepsy live seizure-free lives.

Epilepsy in older people

More and more older people are devel­oping epilepsy.

Epilepsy and pregnancy

Most women with epilepsy can have children without compli­ca­tions – but must plan ahead.

Epilepsy and alcohol

For most people with epilepsy, small amounts of alcohol are not harmful.

Driving with epilepsy

People with epilepsy are only allowed to drive if a seizure is very unlikely.

Coron­avirus and epilepsy

COVID-19 has no more risk for people with epilepsy than for others; vacci­na­tion is recommended.

Related content

Infor­ma­tion leaflets 
Short film “First aid”
About Epilepsy