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    Epilepsy - What Increases Your Risk

    The risk for epilepsy increases if you have:

    Epilepsy may develop even though you do not have any risk factors. This is especially true of many forms of childhood epilepsy.

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    Photosensitive Epilepsy

    People with photosensitive epilepsy have seizures that are triggered by: Flashing lights Bold, contrasting visual patterns (such as stripes or checks) Overexposure to video games Anti-epileptic medicines are available to reduce the risk of a seizure. But people with photosensitive epilepsy should take steps to minimize their exposure to seizure triggers.

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    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: October 05, 2015
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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