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A 47-year-old member asked:

Is it possible that having seizures as a kid mess with your mental health later on in life?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Sometimes, yes.: Hopefully, you grew out of your seizures, and suffered no severe complications when young. But there are seizure sub-types, such as complex partial seizures, which can be associated with psychiatric symptoms. Not unique for epilepsy patients to have chronic emotional disorders, such as depression. Hope this helps.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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