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.