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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Complex Partial Seizures

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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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What are complex partial seizures with secondary generalization?

What are complex partial seizures with secondary generalization?

Start locally & spre: Partial seizures refer to seizures that start in a localized fashion, for instance in one limb, and do not cause loss of consciousness. Secondary generalization refers to the spread from an initial local to involve other areas. If generalization occurs it usually causes loss of consciousness and will look like a grand mal convulsion. ...Read more

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I get my paper back from neuro and it says localization-related (focal )(partial )epilepsy& epileptic .Syndromes w complex partial seizures .What mean?

I get my paper back from neuro and it says localization-related (focal )(partial )epilepsy& epileptic .Syndromes w complex partial seizures .What mean?

Type of epilepsy: The description labels your spells as having a focal and localized source of dysfunction within the brain, as contrasted with generalized epilepsy. This type of epilepsy is rather unlikely at best to respond to dilantin, and you would likely do better with a different medication added to your current dilantin. An MRI might demonstrate a focal area causing your seizures. ...Read more

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What is the difference btwn complex partial seizures and grandmal. I have had grandmal for over 20 yrs. All of a sudden my prwrk. From doc states i ha?

What is the difference btwn complex partial seizures and grandmal. I have had grandmal for over 20 yrs. All of a sudden my prwrk. From doc states i ha?

Seizures: Grand mal is the usual violent movements you see. Complex partial is when you don't know nor remember what happened, you may be awake but not conscious. Only certain parts of your body doing things, like smacking of lips, hands working on hem of clothes, or just little movements like pinching things but you are not interacting. ...Read more

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Why do I suffer from complex partial seizures?

Ask your neuro: Need description, eeg recording and MRI before we answer--sometimes genetic, trauma, infection, metabolic, structural brain abnormality. ...Read more

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I need some advice for complex partial seizures?

Neurology: Complex partial seizures are very treatable with medications. A neurologist would be the best to evaluate and determine if indeed you are having complex partial seizures. This is important as there are some drugs that are better for these types of seizures vs others.You should also have imaging studies done to make certain that there isn't a mass lesion (ie. Tumor) that is the cause of the seizure. ...Read more

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Help please? I want to know what are complex partial seizures?

Partial or focal sz: These are focal events typically emanating from temporal lobe or limbic connections, and are associated with aura, such as deja vu; automatisms like tongue or mouth movements; absence of awareness, for about 1-2 minutes; and amnesia for the spell. These could generalize into a convulsion. Tough to control at times, but newer meds may help. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Complex Partial Seizures (Definition)

A complex partial seizure starts focally within the brain and causes impairment of consciousness."complex" does not refer to the behavior per se, a mistake made by many when ...Read more