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does epilepsy causes cogntive impairment

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
It can: But in between events i'd expect normal cognition.

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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Temporal lobe epilep: These seizures may cause anxiety depression and other mood disorders. Impulsivity may also be present which can affect executive function.
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Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
Epilepsy: Epilepsy has no identifiable cause in about half of those with the condition. In about half the people with epilepsy, the condition may be traced to v ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Many causes: Some unknown, usually attributed to some type of insult to the developing brain in childhood, like mom using drugs or alcohol during pregnancy, or a v ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Brain pathology: Invariably, this is due to abnormal brain electrical-chemical functioning, and there may be localized abnormal brain tissue or more diffuse brain glut ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
22 years experience Neurology
Yes: Some type of epilepsy cause come, coma means absence of meaningful response to external stimuli like sound, pain etc.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
You bet: If a pregnant lady had poorly controlled epilepsy and experienced a generalized convulsive seizure, a miscarriage could readily occur.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Likely a cause: Some sporadic seizures elude explanation, but there is always some cause, just hard to find. Some medications can cause seizures, such as welbutrin o ... Read More
A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
12 years experience Pediatrics
No: Video games do not cause epilepsy, however they may unmask a pre-exisitng seizure disorder. The different lights and sounds may trigger seizures in s ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Often none!: "Absence seizures" are often not associated with any other syndrome. Sometimes there is known cause. Sometimes kids who have febrile seizures seem t ... Read More
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