Epilepsy Research UK have invested over £2.1million in research to discover the causes of epilepsy.
In some cases, epilepsy can be caused by a brain injury or trauma, or by the presence of a brain tumour. Some types of epilepsy have a genetic component that affects how the brain works. Epilepsies where the cause is not known are often referred to as “idiopathic epilepsy”.
In 65% of people, there is no known cause of their epilepsy. That is why ERUK has invested in the following studies…
Read about some of our research studies into the causes of epilepsy here:
Promoting, encouraging and funding research into the causes, diagnosis and clinical management of people with epilepsy and associated conditions
Developing the next generation of epilepsy researchers and capacity building the epilepsy research environment
Accelerating innovations for people with epilepsy by supporting research that will influence clinical practice and health policy