People with epilepsy may be more likely to live with other physical, cognitive and mental health conditions compared with the general population. For example:
- 1 in 4 people with a cognitive disability also live with epilepsy
- 1 in 4 people with cerebral palsy are also likely to live with epilepsy
- 1 in 5 people with autism spectrum disorder also live with epilepsy
- People with epilepsy are more likely to have mood disorders including dysthymic disorder, anxiety disorder and bipolar disorder
- Seizures can occur in conjunction with a number of other disabilities and health conditions
- There are also several epilepsy-related syndromes that cause other disabilities.