NEAD in numbers
It is estimated that around 10,000 to 15,000 people have NEAD in the UK.
Around 3 in 4 people with NEAD have previously been diagnosed with epilepsy and taken anti-epileptic drugs.
It typically takes over five years to make the diagnosis of NEAD.
1 in 5 people with NEAD have been taken to intensive care units with prolonged seizures erroneously considered as 'status epilepticus'.
Nearly 1 in 6 people stop having NEAs after the diagnosis has been explained.
2 in 3 people with NEAD have less than half of the number of attacks three months after the diagnosis has been explained.
1 in 2 people with NEAD become free of seizures with the right treatment.