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At what age is someone likely to get epilepsy?

There is a misconception that everyone who has epilepsy gets it from childhood – this is not true. Epilepsy is actually even more common in adults over the age of 65 than in children. While there is a spike in the occurrence of epilepsy in childhood and in younger ages, after about age 65, the incidence of epilepsy appears to be higher than in any other age group. This is likely due to people living longer and developing epilepsy as a result of a stroke, cancer, or brain trauma.

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