A 48-year-old member asked:
Autism and seizures - where can i find information on seizures and neurologists?
3 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Cyma Khalilyanswered
Psychiatry 37 years experience
CALL: This is interesting because I am not sure what the autism and the seizure have to do with one another unless you are saying that you have both. Call up the medical society in your particular community. Or go to your local hospital and ask there for a referral. The neurologist can discuss seizures or you can google it and read various sites. Maybe one of the neurologists on the panel can respond.
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Dr. Johanna Frickeanswered
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 52 years experience
Autismspeaks.org: One of the first clues that autism could be a medical, brain-based (neurodevelopmental) disorder was the increased incidence of seizures when compared to neurotypical children.Children with autistic spectrum disorders have a 2% risk of clinical epilepsy by age 5 & an 8% risk by age 10.If the child with autism also has intellectual disability, the risk is 35% at age 5 and 67% at age 10.
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Dr. William Singeranswered
Pediatric Neurology 53 years experience
Y our doctor first: Best source is your primary care doctor and getting a referral to a neurologist. you can get information about local neurologists from the American Academy of Neurology web site.
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Last updated Jul 18, 2016
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