There are about 10 000 youths with epilepsy in Finland. For most of them, the symptoms are controlled with medication and epilepsy does not restrict their lives. For some, epilepsy can be difficult and make life much different.

Regardless of the nature of epilepsy, treatment is always important, and epilepsy is needed to be accepted as a part of life. Although young individuals might have epilepsy that is difficult to treat, learning difficulties or other neurological problems, it is important that they get independent and take responsibility of their lives.

Listen to experiences of young people in our podcast series

In episodes 6, 7, 10, and 11 of each of our JokaSadas (OneInAHundred) podcasts, young people discuss their experiences and how epilepsy has affected their lives. The sections cover for example school, moving home and the first steps in working life. Listen to #JokaSadas -podcast in Finnish.

More information from Health Village (Terveyskylä)

You can find more detailed information on the Terveyskylä.fi -website about epilepsy and the types of epilepsy in children and adolescents.


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