Epilepsy is a neurological disorder and the understanding of this disorder becomes fundamental in the management that people can have of it on short and long-term. Epidemiological data are expressive and show that those affected are of different ages, but that Epilepsy affects especially children, adolescents and the seniors.

Epilepsy affects more then

50 million

people wordwide

Epilepsy is the third

most common

neurological disorder in old age


  • Epilepsy prevalence in Europe is 8.2 per 1000 people.
  • In Europe, at least 6 million people have epilepsy.
  • 15 million Europeans will have one seizure at some time in their lives.
  • Epilepsy incidence rates in Europe vary between 28.9 and 47 per 100 000 people.
  • In some countries of Europe, epilepsy is still not recognized as a brain disorder, which increases the treatment gap.

Epilepsy affects men and women equally

Globally, it’s estimated that there are two million new cases each year

Taking the correct treatment, up to 70% of people with Epilepsy could live fulfilling lives