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Asperger Syndrome And Epileptic Brain Waves
Yes: As with many tests, between episodes the testing can appear normal, but the seizures may still return. Eegs are often normal between seizures, but several things can be done to increase the likelihood of seeing a seizure, such as sleep deprivation before the test. Sometimes kids will be admitted for 24 hour monitoring to try to catch the abnormalities. ...Read more
I have both epilepsy and asperger's, might epileptic drugs suppress asperger's characteristics too?
Better or worse: Epilepsy medications all have side effects. Some of the newer ones have less systemic toxicity but more behavioral effects. Some are positive with mood stabilizing, others bring out depression and dopey feelings. I have found that those with autistic spectrum can react to medications in an unpredictable manner. Just good seizure control often makes social interaction better. ...Read more
Depression, anxiety, wild mood swings, brain zaps, epilepsy, Raynaud's syndrome, gastrointestinal distress, positive ANA test. Any one cause?
No: I don't think 1 cause..Get a more detailed answer ›
Autistic spectrum 8yr old girl shows myclonic jerking upper body only while awake on video eeg. Same as stereotpyies, autistic stim or flapping?
Tics? If all the : Studies were normal, remember that 11% of children with ASD have tics. The latest studies show that kids with adhd who develop tics on the stimulants methylphenidate (concerta) ; amphetamines usually have an underlying tic disorder, so the meds unmask tics rather than induce them. Compulsions? Maybe, but usually not myoclonic. Adding Intuniv for adhd may reduce them, if they are complex tics. ...Read more
My son has cerebral palsy, autism, catatonic schizophrenia, seizures, mental retardation, lower left lobe of brain is missing, strabismus and was born?
Can lupus directly impact the brain? Myoclonic seizures, major depression, GAD, major mood swings. No official diagnosis, but positive for antibodies.
A few comments: Yes, lupus cerebritis can occur. Spinal fluid measure of P-ribosomal protein might help. Your myoclonic seizures could be Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy, and could benefit from Depakote or Keppra (levetiracetam). Your emotional state could be assessed by psychiatry. Recommend you see a neurologist, and have all of this looked at thoroughly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aspergers: Research is suggesting spectrum kids may be awash in serotonin in utero. There is speculation that ssri's may not be the best route in treating some of the difficulties associated with the spectrum because there may already be too much serotonin. Hopefully, future research will clarify. This is my take on the spectrum. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more
No: Epilepsy is a separate disorder. It does occur more often in the autistic spectrum disorders than in normal population. Seizures from sleep are just an interesting variation of epilepsy. There is a benign form commonly seen in children that disappears with age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are psychological or cognitive conditions that may go along with temporal lobe epilepsy? Can tle affect executive functioning, being impulsive?
Geschwind's syndrome: Classical personality interictal changes, include lack of sexual interest, hyper-religiousity or multiple conversions, excessive writing or drawing, obsessional activities, labile emotional shifts such as mania, depression, guilt, anger, hostility, emotional intensity. Even the bible describes these sorts of personalities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son has cerebral palsy, autism, mental retardation, catatonic schizophrenia, seizures, & no lower left lope of brain what is his life expectancy?
Who knows!: So sorry about your son. All of his conditions you could think might cause a shorter life span for all sorts of reasons, but with good care one never knows. Accidents, poor nutrition ( because he doesn't eat well), progressive brain deterioration if repeated seizures, infections, general stress with its harmful physical effects, all could contribute to premature death. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could development of temporal lobe epilepsy and dyslexia be related? Is there a relationship between alice in wonderland syndrome and tle?
What is downs syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, high functioning autism, asperger's syndrome and what are the causes?
See below: Down's syndrome. A genetic defect that seems to occur with mother's who are older. Fetal alcohol syndrome: this is caused by excessive intake of alcohol during the pregnancy, especially the early part of pregnancy when the nervous system is developing. As to aspergers, no one is quite sure at this time. ...Read more
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
No: No - only in so far as both are beyond the patient's voluntary control. ...Read more
Seizure disorders : are more common in children & adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, with an incidence of 20-40% vs. a 1% incidence in the non-autistic population. Though they are more common in people with both ASD & Intellectual Disability, seizures also occur in adults & children with ASD Level 1, formerly Asperger Syndrome, also have ^ed risk of seizures. Autism Speaks funds research on this topic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can developmental venous anomaly of left temporal lobe cause epilepsy? I think I have mild epilepsy (fasciculations, headaches, aura, migraines, etc)
Epilepsy: You should be evaluated by neurologist to determine if your vascular anomaly is causing your problem. ...Read more
Can patients (age 12) with autism and seizure disorder experience gains in cognitive and social function post seizure activity?
Seizure/Autism: Sure.Get a more detailed answer ›
Flashing lights: Relatively few folks actually have seizures triggered by flashing lights. Those that do, show twitches or jerks with flashing lights, and their seizures are almost never complex partial. They're myoclonic, absence, and / or convulsions (or a mix). ...Read more
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