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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Guillermo Philipps
Pediatrics - Neurology 17 years experience
Behind in milestones: Pediatricians track development by what are called milestones. Children should be achieving certain skills by certain ages (e.g. Sitting unsupported ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Philipps
Pediatrics - Neurology 17 years experience
Yes: Tourette syndrome is defined as having the presence of multiple motor plus vocal tics lasting longer than 1 year with onset prior to 18 years old and ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Philipps
Pediatrics - Neurology 17 years experience
No: You should not develop epilepsy by stopping antidepressants. Epilepsy is 2 or more unprovoked seizures. However, sudden withdrawal of this type of me... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Philipps
Pediatrics - Neurology 17 years experience
Maybe: If you have a seizure while pregnant it could affect the baby. If you are taking anticonvulsant medications while pregnant some may affect the baby. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Philipps
Pediatrics - Neurology 17 years experience
Usually none: For most people with a single concussion, they will have recovery within days to weeks. Post-concussive symptoms are generally temporary. There are m... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guillermo Philipps
Pediatrics - Neurology 17 years experience
Yes, but it depends: The risk for developing epilepsy in the general population is about 1-2%. The children of a parent with epilepsy are at higher risk of developing epi... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guillermo Philipps
Pediatrics - Neurology 17 years experience
You have some: Dyslexia is a specific learning disability related to interpreting written language. Writing letters backwards, difficulty with remembering what was ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Philipps
Pediatrics - Neurology 17 years experience
Unprovoked seizures: Epilepsy is defined as having 2 or more unprovoked seizures. There are several types of epilepsy and causes of epilepsy.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Philipps
Pediatrics - Neurology 17 years experience
Yes, but it depends: There are over 20 anti-convulsant medications with various side effects. Each drug has a particular side effect profile. In general, the newer medic... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Philipps
Pediatrics - Neurology 17 years experience
Discuss with doctor: Many of the stimulant medications can exacerbate tics. Some of the other medications used for adhd also treat tics. It is important to discuss with ... Read More
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