Seizure – European Journal of Epilepsy at age 25:
Where are we now and where we are going?

Epilepsy is common and is common in every territory and every country in the world – so what is the role of Seizure, the European Journal of Epileptology? Those trained in the British or American system may learn from the closer union of neurology and psychiatry in Europe; focussing on ‘seizure the symptom’ allows us to embrace both epileptic and non-epileptic attacks. Furthermore the 25 years of Seizure’s existence coincides with unparalleled mutual support and collaboration within Europe on economic, political and scientific levels. For me the ‘European’ Journal of Epileptology speaks to collegiate working and clinical alliances.

Seizure is owned by the charity Epilepsy Action which I feel grounds the journal to focus on the research that matters to people with epilepsy; providing a forum for papers on all relevant topics but focusing especially on clinical and psychosocial aspects. Thus, the journal reflects the social and psychological burden and impact of the condition on people with epilepsy, their families and society at large, and the methods and ideas that may help to alleviate the disability and stigma, which the condition may cause. We aim to share and disseminate knowledge between all disciplines that work in the field of epilepsy.

For a medical journal, the 25th anniversary of its foundation is a notable milestone and a cause for celebration. Many journals (including some in the same field) have not survived as long. And Seizure - European Journal of Epilepsy, which celebrates this particular achievement with this Special Issue, has only done so through a process of continuous change. The most recent step has been making this European journal, truly international – as reflected by the cornucopia of respected authors who have contributed to the special edition.

If you want to read the entire issue in full, we suggest that you visit the Epilepsy Action-hosted site where you can sign up to the mailing list, subscribe for international professional membership and download a free PDF of the Special Issue.

25th Anniversary Editorials


Common Clinical Scenarios



Comorbity and Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures

Outcomes and SUDEP