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What are the causes of epilepsy?

In general, the main causes of epilepsy include major head trauma or stroke. Often, doctors cannot find the cause of seizures. The causes can differ among young people and older people. With young people, common causes include medications, drug use, and genetic predisposition. For older patients, in their 50s and 60s, the causes include strokes, brain tumors, and other neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease.

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