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Autism And Silent Seizures
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
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My son suffered a skull fracture at 4 weeks, which caused him to have seizures. Will this cause him to have 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 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
My son has cerebral palsy, autism, catatonic schizophrenia, seizures, mental retardation, lower left lobe of brain is missing, strabismus and was born?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could an unsheilded CT scan and multiple x-rays at 5 weeks gestation result in any of the problems wih my son? (autism, pvl, dysplastic kidney, silent aspiration, preauricular pit, heart murmur)
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
Silent seizures whole body pain and severe shaking. Lasting almost 1 1/2 week now want to know what it is?
What do you suggest if my child has a dent on the back of his skull, and he also is having 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
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
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
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
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