Epilepsy and Seizures

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about epilepsy and seizures.

Who is affected by epilepsy?

Dr. Barbara Phillips discusses the two age groups in which epilepsy is most common. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


People who are affected by epilepsy tend to be in two major groups. There is a higher rate of developing epilepsy in childhood and in older adults over age 65. You can develop epilepsy at any age, but it is more likely to happen in those two age groups.

Source: Barbara Phillips, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute; Arshi Naz, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute