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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Absence Seizures

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Can absence seizures cause add?

Can absence seizures cause add?

Very unlikely: Not that i'm aware of, but they could be misdiagnosed as attention deficit disorder. During an absence seizure, the child looks as though he/she is zoning out and may be thought to not paying attention, and this could be misdiagnosed. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more


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Where does absence seizures start?

Where does absence seizures start?

Brain: An EEG cand PET scan can sometimes clrify the nauture and location of the seizure disorder. Consult a neurologist. ...Read more

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Is absence seizures near speech area?

Is absence seizures near speech area?

Absence : Is a type of generalized seizure involving the entire cortex. Typical absences may cause 1-3 seconds of speech arrest with lack of awareness of the ictus. Focal seizures restricted to language areas of the brain are called partial seizures. These typically last longer ( up to 6 minutes) and may have a post ictal state lasting minutes to hours. ...Read more

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How do I know if i had an absence seizure?

How do I know if i had an absence seizure?

See below: Absence seizures typically do not occur in adults. If it is a complex partial seizure, it happens with loss of awareness. There can be an aura warning you. Automatisms can occur during it such as lip smacking or finger tapping. See a neurologist for evaluation. Check out this link from the epilepsy foundation: http://www.Epilepsy.Com/learn/types-seizures/complex-partial-seizures. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Is absence seizures near the language area?

Research is underway: Absence seizures are a form of generalized seizures. Research studies have demonstrated that they may be initiated by widespread cortical ares (frontal and parietal lobes) and propagated to subcortical regions (thalamus). The language centers of the brain are in the frontal and temporal lobes. Studies using advanced diagnostics are underway. www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000696.htm ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: absence seizure?

What is the definition or description of: absence seizure?

AKA petit mal: Arrest of behavioural activity with staring and perhaps blinking lasting 5-10 secs, maybe quite frequent episodes, assoc with classical eeg pattern, usually seen in adolescents or younger. So-called atypical absence implies longer duration with gradual onset and perhaps automatisms. ...Read more

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What is an atypical absence seizure?

See below:: Generalized seizures, indicating bihemispheric initial involvement both clinically and with eeg. Characteristics: -less abrupt onset or cessation than typical absence seizures -more pronounced changes in tone -longer duration -age of onset before 5 years -association with other generalized seizure types and mental retardation. ...Read more