What is the Outlook for my Child? Will They Grow Out of Epilepsy?

'What is the Outlook for my Child? Will They Grow Out of Epilepsy?' image

For the majority of children the outlook is favourable as epilepsy is a treatable condition. Most childhood epilepsy is controllable with treatment and therefore may not persist beyond childhood. Whether a child is likely to "grow out" of having epilepsy depends on the kind of epilepsy they have. For most children it is more realistic to talk about controlling their epilepsy rather than curing it. Once a child is well controlled on medication for 2-3 years the doctor may discuss with parents the option of withdrawing medication.