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can seizures cause violent behaviors in a child and then cause them not to remember what they did my son went off and started a fight and then he went and laid down and when he got up he didn't remember starting the fight and he stared off into space righ

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Dr. Marcio De Menezes
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
Most : Most commonly this type of behavior is not the manifestation of a seizure. Violent behavior can be seen during a complex partial seizure (focal seizure) when someone tries to restrain the person having a seizure. Post-seizure some people may also have abnormal behavior that sometimes can be violent. Many persons with epilepsy sometimes can have between seizures poor control of their emotions and some impulsivity. Psychiatrists will call this episodic dyscontrol syndrome. Some people will report lack of awareness for the episodes making the diagnosis very challenging. Video-eeg testing can confirm that the episodes are not associated with a seizure pattern on the brain waves.

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