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  • A seizure is a sudden disruption of normal brain activity, which may cause jerking, unusual movements, odd feelings, changed behaviour or impaired consciousness.
  • Many people will only ever have one seizure, but at least a third will go on to have more seizures and be diagnosed with epilepsy.
  • Epilepsy is a condition of the brain where there is a tendency to have recurrent seizures.
  • The cause, seizure type and treatment will vary from person to person.
  • If a seizure lasts for five minutes or longer, or you believe it’s the person’s first seizure, call triple zero (000) for an ambulance, unless that person has an epilepsy management plan that gives you other instructions. 

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Reviewed on: 29-10-2020