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how common is epilepsy in teenagers?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
2 to 3 percent: Puberty can be stressful to brain function. Primary epilepsy such as jme or cpe may emerge then. Drug reaction, head trauma, brain infections, brain tumors may present then. Emotional stress, lack of sleep, poor nutrition, all may increase risk for seizures. Pseudo seizures may develop.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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