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SUDEP Institute

Most people with epilepsy live a full and healthy life. However, you should be aware that people can die from epilepsy.

Some people with epilepsy may lose their lives from accidents, suicide, or the underlying cause of their condition, such as brain tumors or infections. Yet, the leading cause of epilepsy-related death is believed to be sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, also known as SUDEP.

The Epilepsy Foundation provides bereavement support for those that have lost a loved one to seizures.

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