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Doctor insights on: Complex Partial Seizures Symptoms

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Are complex partial seizures symptomatically close to symptoms if a panic attack? Red flags that raise suspicion of one or the other?

Are complex partial seizures symptomatically close to symptoms if a panic attack? Red flags that raise suspicion of one or the other?

Panic versus seizure: First of all, in a partial complex seizure there may be repetitive body movements that give it away. Otherwise, differentiating factors can be amnesia, hallucinations, interest in esoteric things, being clingy to other people, having low sex drive, change in sexual orientation, writing or reading excessively, being overly religious or changing religions suddenly, and of course a positive eeg in pc. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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What day to day symptoms might a patient with complex partial seizures exhibit?

What day to day symptoms might a patient with complex partial seizures exhibit?

Seizures: In complex seizures one loses the ability to interact with his surroundings. He may be in a trance like state. His speech may be slurred and sound like gibberish. He may be staring aimlessly into space. ...Read more

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What causes onset of complex partial seizures?

What causes onset of complex partial seizures?

Miswiring: Complex partial seizures involve alterations of consciousness without generalization of motor symptoms to involve the whole body. Any structural irritant in the brain can cause a complex partial seizure. Examples are infections, tumors, abnormal blood vessels, and strokes. Also, there are genetic causes of complex partial seizures that are due to miswiring in the brain. ...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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What are the causes of complex partial seizures?

What are the causes of complex partial seizures?

Electrics brain wave: Seizures are amused by abnormal discharges in the brain. Complex partial seizures require a work up. They may have many causes. ...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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Please tell me what are complex partial seizures?

See below: It is a seizure that starts off in one area of the brain and spreads to the whole hemisphere causing loss of awareness. It usually has a preceding aura such as deja vu, depersonalization feelings, etc. There maybe automatisms associated with it (for example lip smacking, moving fingers in a pattern, or chewing). It can lead to involvement globally which is called secondary generalization. ...Read more

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What are the triggers of complex partial seizures?

Poor brain control: Partial seizures occur in patients with a region of irritated brain. If they abuse themselves and do not sleep well, eat poorly, and indulge in drugs or alcohol, the brain will react with a complex partial seizure. Medication will often control this disorder, but if doses are missed, then serious seizures may occur. Tumors may present with partial seizures and need prompt treatment. ...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