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how hard do you have to hit your head to cause epilepsy?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Brain injury: Post-traumatic epilepsy occurs if the brain is injured in a vulnerable area. The amount of force may be variable, as in repetitive head injuries from football or hockey or generic boxing. Many open head injuries can lead to epilepsy. So, this is not an issue of "how hard", but rather the where and consequence.

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Last updated Nov 24, 2012

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