Will my child outgrow seizures
Many children do outgrow their seizures. A lot depends on the cause and type of the seizures. A child has a better chance of outgrowing his seizures if:
- His EEG is normal between seizures (this is called interictal EEG)
- His seizures are not caused by a brain tumour, malformation, or other physical cause, or if there is a specific factor that causes his seizures, such as fever or medication
- His seizures are controlled on anti-epileptic drugs for at least a year
- He is diagnosed with one of the benign epilepsy syndromes, such as childhood absence epilepsy, benign neonatal convulsions, or benign epilepsy of childhood with centro-temporal spikes (BECTS)
- Many children who do not outgrow their seizures still have a good chance of remaining seizure-free on medication.