60,000 Finns have been diagnosed with epilepsy and 36,000 need regular epilepsy medication. Epilepsy is a long-term illness and the treatment is often lifelong.
Anyone can help a person who has an epileptic seizure. Seizures usually last only a few minutes and pass by themselves. If a seizure is prolonged or recurs so soon that the person does not fully recover in between, one should call the emergency number 112.