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can epilepsy with learning difficulties can be controlled or cured?

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Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Control of epilepsy: The control of epilepsy has improved in the last few years with the introduction of new anti seizure medications..If your learning problems are related to frequent seizures or subclinical seizures, improvement in seizure control should provide improvement in the learning as well.
Answered on Sep 19, 2013
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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
Possibly: Medication might be quite helpful.I would also look for toxic irises and sensitivities.
Answered on Sep 26, 2013
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Dr. Eric Levin
40 years experience Psychiatry
Cured no,control yes: Their are many medications for epilepsy. Many forms of epilepsy! you need a neurologist to determine clinically and usually with the help of an eeg monitor, not just a one time reading but one that is worn perhaps for a week or longer, and perhaps brain imaging studies. Neuro-psychological testing by an experienced psychologist will help determine the specifics of LD and rx needed. Med rx for life.
Answered on Feb 13, 2015

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