What is it that causes epilepsy?

My dog has epilepsy, which is luckily managed by Phenobarbital.

However I've always wondered how someone gets epilepsy. Is it something you are born with? Or is it caused by something that happens during life?

Thanks for any help.

Written By Soniamiller

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  • GEORGE B March 31, 2009, 2:24 am

    Seizure disorders are usually either from head injuries or idiopathic, which means we don't know why. Much less often seizures will be the manifestation of other medical problems like a brain tumor or stroke.