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Autism and seizures - where can I find information on seizures and neurologists?

Autism and seizures - where can I find information on seizures and neurologists?

Y our doctor first: Best source is your primary care doctor and getting a referral to a neurologist. you can get information about local neurologists from the American Academy of Neurology web site. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


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My 26.5 months girl taking phenobarbital after seizure since May'14 but not speak without some words.Hearing is ok and pointing for want.Is it autism?

Need some details: What was her development like prior to the seizure? Did she regress in any areas? Does she have thalassemia? Did she have an MRI & an overnight EEG ? She needs to see a Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician, Pediatric Neurologist & Child Psychologist at Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital. Use developmental & autism-specific screens on firstsigns.org to help the specialists answer your questions. ...Read more

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Is there an alternate to methylphenidate to cure/control ADHD in a 5 year old child, who also has mild autism and 2 instances of epileptic seizures?

Is there an alternate to methylphenidate to cure/control ADHD in a 5 year old child, who also has mild  autism and 2 instances of epileptic seizures?

Nonstimulants: With a history of seizures in a child so young, nonstimulant medications such as intunive or stratera may be worth discussing with your doctor. ...Read more

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Female patient is on risperdal and adderall; she also has high func. Autism and ADHD and is 11 yrs old. Is this a seizure?

Female patient is on risperdal and adderall; she also has high func. Autism and ADHD and is 11 yrs old. Is this a seizure?

Question is unclear: I'm not sure i understand what you are asking. You describe an 11 year old child with adhd on an antipsychotic and an amphetamine. The Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is most likely being used to treat the adhd. I'm not sure why she is on the risperdal, and i'm not sure what you are referring to as to is this (what) a seizure. Please clarify. ...Read more

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I get migraines daily use excedrine to treat them I am asthmatic and seizure ADHD Asperger autism and want to try mild hbot is that safe for asthmatic?

Daily migraines: I'm not sure what hbot is. Perhaps hyperbaric oxygen therapy? Regardless, person to ask about safety of some proposed medication/treatment/surgery as it applies to you is person suggesting it for you. In other words, ask whoever is going to provide you w/hbot what they know w/regards to use in asthma. In meantime, check out http://goo.Gl/b4ay9 for options for (non)prescription migraine prevention. ...Read more

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Can chronic ear infections be the cause of seizures that started on sept. 2012 and once each month every time w ear infection?- 3 y.O. Son with autism

Can chronic ear infections be the cause of seizures that started on sept. 2012 and once each month every time w ear infection?- 3 y.O. Son with autism

Not Directly...: The answer is more complicated though...A child with developmental or neurologic problems often has a higher risk of having epilepsy. Ilness/infection/fever lower the threshold for triggering a seizure in someone with a seizure disorder. This would seem to need evaluation by a pediatric neurologist as well as an ent. ...Read more

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My son has cerebral palsy, autism, mental retardation, catatonic schizophrenia, seizures, & no lower left lope of brain what is his life expectancy?

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 more

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Did you hear about autism parents flocking to colorado for cannibis oil to treat their children having seziures?

Did you hear about autism parents flocking to colorado for cannibis oil to treat their children having seziures?

Although studies on : efficacy & safety have barely begun, parents of children with intractable epilepsy, with or without Autism, have purchased CBD oil in Colorado. Since medical marijuana is now legal in Nevada, affected families don't have to leave home. My hometown has always promoted cohort situational behaviors in visitors, leaving the visitors feeling slightly naughty & happy & us with no state income tax. ...Read more

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Can autism spectrum disorder be defined as being a "micro" sesiure disorder ?

No: ASD is an umbrella term that includes autism, Asperger's and pervasive developmental delay not otherwise specified. A simple way to look at this group is their nervous system responds differently to stimulus than most people.While a patient with any of these specific conditions might have some form of a seizure disorder, it would never be appropriate to imply they all have one. ...Read more

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My child has a dent on the back of his skull, and he also is having silent seizures. What should I do?

My child has a dent on the back of his skull, and he also is having silent seizures. What should I do?

Question of seizures: There are too many unanswered questions here. It would help for you to talk to a neurologist. To get started, you could see one on HealthTap, or you could ask your child to be referred to one in your home town. Good luck! ...Read more

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Silent seizures whole body pain and severe shaking. Lasting almost 1 1/2 week now want to know what it is?

Silent seizures whole body pain and severe shaking. Lasting almost 1 1/2 week now want to know what it is?

Time for Neurologist: This is unusual, and needs a good history & exam with likely MRI and/or eeg by a neurologist to identify what is going on. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child has a dent on the back of his skull, and he also is having silent seizures?

What do you suggest if my child has a dent on the back of his skull, and he also is having silent seizures?

Neurologist: I'm not sure what the question is or what " a dent" means. I'm assuming he already sees a neurologist, if not he should be. He would be better able to answer this question since he is familiar with his studies & EEG results. ...Read more

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What are silent seizures?

What are silent seizures?

No clinical seizure: Pt. Does not show clinical seizure but neurophysiological testing like eeg will show seizure discharges. ...Read more

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What is the correlation between the dent on my child's head and his silent seizures?

What is the correlation between the dent on my child's head and his silent seizures?

No correlation: Seizures are a condition of control of brain activity. Anomalies of the brain may cause funny dents in the child's head, but the dent is a result of the growth of bone, not the condition of the brain. The organization of the brain is the more important issue. This needs to be carefully assessed by a good pediatric neurologist. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my child is having a silent seizure?

How can I tell if my child is having a silent seizure?

Have an EEG: The eeg will show abnormalities in the brain waves and show if your child is having a silent seizure. ...Read more

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Can extreme pain trigger psychologic seizures as well as silent migraines? Referred to a pain clinic for seizure and pain control. I don't understand.

Can extreme pain trigger psychologic seizures as well as silent migraines? Referred to a pain clinic for seizure and pain control. I don't understand.

Dif types of seizure: Seizures come in different forms. Typical seizures involve many nerve cells in your brain firing involuntarily. These kinds of seizures are treated at a seizure clinic. But sometimes, people have seizure-like activity but not a typical seizure- they can see this from bran activity or nature of movements. This has other causes- which is why they may have referred you to a pain clinic. ...Read more

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Dx with seizure activity on EEG. Also have silent migraine/aura (possibly related). Could this manifest a "panic attack" starting with dizzy/pressure?

Dx with seizure activity on EEG. Also have silent migraine/aura (possibly related). Could this manifest a "panic attack" starting with dizzy/pressure?

Please repost: and include what TYPE of "seizure activity." If you don't know, ask. "Seizure activity" is like "car trouble"; it can mean lots of different things. Part of your epilepsy education & thus taking control of your epilepsy is to learn your EXACT SEIZURE TYPE according to the latest classification system, as near as your neurologist can peg it, & how it manifests in YOUR case. Knowledge is power. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...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