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Dr. Justin ORourke
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Frontal Lobe Epilepsy (Overview)

Seizures can result from abnormal discharges that come from a specific area of the brain. These can be simple without change in consciousness or complex with change in consciousness. If focus is in the frontal lobes, may cause strange behavior and special type of initial "aura" that can be very difficult to identify as seizure activity.


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What is frontal lobe epilepsy?

What is frontal lobe epilepsy?

Frontal lobe seizure: Frontal lobe epilepsy (fle) refers to epilepsy where the seizure focus is located in the frontal lobes. Because the frontal lobes are involved in so many functions the symptoms of fle can be very varied and can include motor, emotional and cognitive symptoms. Fle can also be difficult to diagnose. See http://www. Epilepsy. Com/epilepsy/epilepsy_frontallobe for more information. ...Read more

Dr. Justin ORourke
15 Doctors shared insights

Frontal Lobe Epilepsy (Overview)

Seizures can result from abnormal discharges that come from a specific area of the brain. These can be simple without change in consciousness or complex with change in consciousness. If focus is in the frontal lobes, may cause strange behavior and special type of initial "aura" that can be very difficult to identify as seizure activity.


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Like to know if I have frontal lobe epilepsy or temporal or if is a process of somatization?

Like to know if I have frontal lobe epilepsy or temporal or if is a process of somatization?

See your PCP: You already had eeg and MRI which may give you a clue. You need to get your pcp to refer you to a neurologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Frontal lobe epilepsy (Tip)

One hour at a time, each seizure it's own monster, sleep and start anew. ...See more

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Living with Seizures (Checklist)

Sleep 6-8 hours each night
daily
Wear a medical alert bracelet
Once
Limit your alcohol intake as much as possible
Once
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What treatment is recommended for frontal lobe epilepsy?

What treatment is recommended for frontal lobe epilepsy?

Meds: Typically medications will be used first. There are a handful of medications that would potentially work well. Depending on where the seizures originate from, surgery could also be an option. But an extensive workup is typically done before you get to that point. ...Read more

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Autosomal dominant nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy?

Autosomal dominant nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy?

Seizures at night: A genetic form of epilepsy with onset in childhood, associated with clusters of seizures most nights, during sleep. Seizures are from the frontal lobe and often involve wild movements of the arms and legs. Need to try prevent injury from seizures. Treatable condition with antiseizure medications, but often difficult to control completely. Sometimes improves in adulthood. ...Read more

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Living with Manic Depressive Disorder (Checklist)

Keep a crisis list with doctor and family phone numbers
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Autosomal dominant risk for nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy?

Autosomal dominant risk for nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy?

Nocturnal seizures: Adfle is an epileptic disorder that causes frequent, violent seizures during sleep. These seizures often involve complex motor movements. Vocalizations such as shouting, moaning or crying are also common. Adfle is often diagnosed as nightmares. Attacks often occur in clusters and typically begin in childhood. ...Read more

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Is numbness in left site of body in a few seconds related to frontal lobe epilepsy?

Is numbness in left site of body in a few seconds related to frontal lobe epilepsy?

Could be sensory sz: But other causes exist, and your doctor's exam can point the way. An EEG might display to activity, and anti-seizure meds, if appropriate, could prevent future spells. ...Read more

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Parenting a Child with a Learning Disorder (Checklist)

Request a full psychological evaluation for your child
Once
Make sure that your child's evaluations are updated
Yearly
Meet with a psychologist
Weekly
If applicable, join a special education organization for parents
Monthly
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What is frontal lobe epilepsy?

Frontal lobe seizure: Frontal lobe epilepsy (fle) refers to epilepsy where the seizure focus is located in the frontal lobes. Because the frontal lobes are involved in so many functions the symptoms of fle can be very varied and can include motor, emotional and cognitive symptoms. Fle can also be difficult to diagnose. See http://www. Epilepsy. Com/epilepsy/epilepsy_frontallobe for more information. ...Read more

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Can I drive if frontal lobe epilepsy?

Depends: It depends on both the nature of the seizures and the local driving regulations. Seizures that don't affect awareness, consciousness or muscle control may not impact driving. See the following link for state-by-state regulations and you should speak with your doctor. Http://www.epilepsy.com/epilepsy/rights_driving. ...Read more

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Living with Borderline Personality Disorder (Checklist)

Go to cognitive therapy for supportive feedback
Once
Exercise to reduce stress and increase endorphins
Once
Avoid alcohol to reduce anxiety and depression
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Can I drive having frontal lobe epilepsy?

Can I drive having frontal lobe epilepsy?

State dependent: Many states require a 2 year seizure free period before resuming driving. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: frontal lobe epilepsy?

Location seizures: Seizures can result from abnormal discharges that come from a specific area of the brain. These can be simple without change in consciousness or complex with change in consciousness. If focus is in the frontal lobes, may cause strange behavior and special type of initial "aura" that can be very difficult to identify as seizure activity. ...Read more

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Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Checklist)

See a psychiatrist
once
Engage in cognitive behavioral therapy
once
Make sure your OCD is not a possible side effect of any of your medications
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Frontal lobe epilepsy deja vu?

Frontal lobe epilepsy deja vu?

Distorted memory: Deja vu is a false feeling of familiarity. It occurs when one feels that a situation or location is familiar even though it hasn't been previously experienced. It can be thought of as a brief malfunction of the memory system where the timing of the event gets assigned as if it occurred in the past making it seem like an old memory. It occurs more commonly in temporal lobe epilepsy. ...Read more

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Frontal lobe epilepsy like deja vu?

Distorted memory: Deja vu is a false feeling of familiarity. It occurs when one feels that a situation or location is familiar even though it hasn't been previously experienced. It can be thought of as a brief malfunction of the memory system where the timing of the event gets assigned as if it occurred in the past making it seem like an old memory. It occurs more commonly in temporal lobe epilepsy. ...Read more

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Overcoming Seasonal Affective Disorder (Checklist)

Buy a white light box, and use it daily
Daily
Stick to a strict sleep schedule
Once
Keep a regular schedule
Once
Keep in touch with your friends and family members
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Autosomal dominant nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy?

Seizures at night: A genetic form of epilepsy with onset in childhood, associated with clusters of seizures most nights, during sleep. Seizures are from the frontal lobe and often involve wild movements of the arms and legs. Need to try prevent injury from seizures. Treatable condition with antiseizure medications, but often difficult to control completely. Sometimes improves in adulthood. ...Read more

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Autosomal dominant risk for nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy?

Nocturnal seizures: Adfle is an epileptic disorder that causes frequent, violent seizures during sleep. These seizures often involve complex motor movements. Vocalizations such as shouting, moaning or crying are also common. Adfle is often diagnosed as nightmares. Attacks often occur in clusters and typically begin in childhood. ...Read more

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Living with Bipolar Disorder (Checklist)

Take your medications
Daily
Balance work and play
Once
Know your limits
Once
Visit your doctors regularly
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Might frontal lobe epilepsy be related to asperger's syndrome?

Don't Think So: I am not aware of an increased incidence of seizures among people with asperger's syndrome. ...Read more

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Is numbness in left site of body in a few seconds related to frontal lobe epilepsy?

Could be sensory sz: But other causes exist, and your doctor's exam can point the way. An EEG might display to activity, and anti-seizure meds, if appropriate, could prevent future spells. ...Read more

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Managing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Checklist)

Find a therapist who specializes in PTSD
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Join a support group with others who are dealing with PTSD
Once
Consider eye movement desensitization and reprocessing as a form of treatment, and discuss it with a therapist
Once
Learn relaxation techniques that will help you when flashbacks occur
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Like to know if I have frontal lobe epilepsy or temporal or if is a process of somatization?

See your PCP: You already had eeg and MRI which may give you a clue. You need to get your pcp to refer you to a neurologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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My doctor thinks I have nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy, so I'm going to have an EEG. Nobody in my family has this though. Why would I have this?

My doctor thinks I have nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy, so I'm going to have an EEG. Nobody in my family has this though. Why would I have this?

Frontal lobe: epilepsy is the most common type (after temporal lobe) featuring partial seizures. While it can run in families other causes include birth defects of brain tissue/dysplasia, abnormal blood vessels, old trauma, scars from prior infections. In about half of cases, though, no cause is determined. Treatment is quite effective with appropriate medications. Though scary, if diagnosed, you can manage it. ...Read more

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What treatment is recommended for frontal lobe epilepsy?

Meds: Typically medications will be used first. There are a handful of medications that would potentially work well. Depending on where the seizures originate from, surgery could also be an option. But an extensive workup is typically done before you get to that point. ...Read more

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Can keppra cause heart issues? Also- can ambiguous epilepsy (frontal lobe so didn't show up on eeg) be caused by pfo heart? Or does successful treatment with keppra rule that out?

Can keppra cause heart issues? Also- can ambiguous epilepsy (frontal lobe so didn't show up on eeg) be caused by pfo heart? Or does successful treatment with keppra rule that out?

No: Keppra does not usually cause heart concerns, frontal lobe lesions can still show on eeg but a normal eeg does not rule out epilepsy. PFO does not cause epilepsy unless it contributes to a stroke. Keppra is an anti-epileptic so it treats seizures but doesn’t rule out cause of the seizures. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Reeves
545 Doctors shared insights

Epileptic Seizures (Definition)

Epileptic seizures. Per Mayo Clinic "Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of consciousness. " ...Read more


Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more