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Can Dimming Christmas Lights Cause Seizures
What are appropriate toys for children with epilepsy? My 8 month-old nephew has epilepsy, which causes him to have seizures. I would like to get him some toys for christmas, but i don't know what would be appropriate or safe.
Seizure is also known as Generalized seizures in adults. A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical ...Read more
Photoparoxysmal resp: Photoparoxysmal responses (ppr) is an abnormal visual sensitivity of the brain in reaction to intermittent photic stimulation. Photosensitivity depends on the intensity, the contrast of the visual stimulus, and the specific frequency of flashing. The flashing patterns of certain games and television shows trigger epileptic seizures in only 5% of epileptics. Photosensitive epileptics peak at 10-14. ...Read more
Reflex seizures: Reflex epilepsy is the kind is epilepsy that can be induced repetitively by being exposed to the same stimuli. This could be visual, tactile or auditory. Certain wavelengths and intensity of light are enough to activate a very specific abnormal area of the brain prone to propagate the electrical activity of the brain resulting in a seizure. This is of particular relevance in certain video games. ...Read more
Rare: Certain flashing lights can in certain pts. I never heard of sudden movements. ...Read more
Is it possible to cause a person without epilepsy to have a seizure by flashing strobe lights at him?
How can flashing lights cause an electric discharge/reading on eeg but it not be epileptic? Could it be a psychological seizure?
Depends on discharge: There is a phenomena called "driving response" which is a physiologic response of light stimulation causing your occipital lobe (the part of the brain responsible for processing vision) to process the information. That being said there are types of epilepsy syndromes that are elicited by the flashing lights (also called Photic stimulation in neurological parlance). ...Read more
Can some seizures cause staring into space, tachycardia, tightness in head and dim vision but no severe shaking?
Seizures : Seizures at times can present as non epileptic in nature . Would see a neurologist to be sure ...Read more
Many causes:: Reasons for seizures include: infections; metabolic disorders; drugs: medications; poisons; disordered blood vessels; bleeding inside the brain; & many yet undiscovered problems most common type of seizure in children is the febrile seizure (when an infection associated with a high fever develops). For 3 out of 4 children, the causes remain unknown. ...Read more
Cause of seizures: 'opinion not a decision'. Every shake is not a seizure; all seizures do not shake. Seizures have many causes including: alcohol and alcohol withdrawal; drugs; prescribed medications; brain injury; stroke; brain tumor; family history of seizures; brain infections; metabolic encephalopathy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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