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Can meditation cause a seizure in someone with epilepsy? Specifically partial complex seizures.

Can meditation cause a seizure in someone with epilepsy?  Specifically partial complex seizures.

Probably not: Doing a medline search for meditation agrravating seizures did not pull up any references in their traditional journals. I did find one reference to the possibility of inducing seizures in someone prone. It appears that this may represent a theorhetical risk at this juncture. "jaseja h. Epilepsy behav. 2010 jan;17(1):124-5." i hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epileptic Seizures (Definition)

Epileptic seizures. Per Mayo Clinic "Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of ...Read more


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Can epilepsy and depression link?

Can epilepsy and depression link?

Absolutely: Yes, depression and epilepsy may certainly be linked, and it's often unrecognized. Presentations may be atypical, and involve fatigue, anxiety, irritability, poor frustration tolerance, and mood lability with bouts of crying. Changes in appetite, sleep pattern, and difficulty concentrating may also be part of the picture. http://tinyurl.com/k4h2v7b. ...Read more

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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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Could a person with epilepsy experience both absence and convulsive seizures?

Could a person with epilepsy experience both absence and convulsive seizures?

Complex partial sz: I think you may be referring to complex partial seizures and those that secondarily generalize. It is very common to have seizures that start in one area of the brain with loss of awareness followed by spreading to involve the whole brain. It is called complex partial epilepsy with secondary generalization. Hope that helps answer your question. ...Read more

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How to know the difference,aura migraine and aura seizure?Get no headache.Dizzy,blind,confused,hot,speech prob,heart palput.dad had grand mal seizure.

How to know the difference,aura migraine and aura seizure?Get no headache.Dizzy,blind,confused,hot,speech prob,heart palput.dad had grand mal seizure.

Hard to tell: The best way to tell would be either having an EEG while you have the symptoms, or having a headache or a seizure after the symptoms. But if these symptoms are isolated, and this is all the information we have, it cannot be definitely called a seizure or a migraine aura. ...Read more

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Do seizures cause memory loss in epileptics? I find after each seizure my memory and attention span are getting worse. I'm only 24!

Do seizures cause memory loss in epileptics? I find after each seizure my memory and attention span are getting worse. I'm only 24!

Seizures and memory: Normally a person's memory function returns to normal after a seizure, although it may take some time. Most seizures last 30-90 seconds. Are your seizures like those? Prolonged seizures that require treatment with intensive care often associate with memory loss. ...Read more

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Are people with complex and simple partial seizures awake or responsive during the seizures?

Different: In simple partial, person is responsive---- in complex partial, they are confused, only partially responsive. ...Read more

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Do people with asperger's and epilepsy develop later in life the epileptic conditions?

Do people with asperger's and epilepsy develop later in life the epileptic conditions?

Possibility: Persons with autism spectrum have a 30 to 35 percent risk of developing epilepsy. Experience is that most cases develop by adolescence. Generally if you have passed adolescence and child bearing, you have passed the risk period. Be cautious anyway and practice good health habits. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Epilepsy with Grand Mal Seizures on Awakening and Juveinile Myoclonic Epilepsy?

What is the difference between Epilepsy with Grand Mal Seizures on Awakening and Juveinile Myoclonic Epilepsy?

Different names for: These are different names for Seizures(doctors call it Epilepsy, if the condition is persistent). You should be checked by a neurologist, unless already done. ...Read more

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My symptoms include dissociation, amnesia, hallucinations, and epilepsy. What can this mean?

My symptoms include dissociation, amnesia, hallucinations, and epilepsy. What can this mean?

EPILEPSY : All the symptoms you mentioned can take place if sufferinmg from epilepsy. All are less serious if took place indvidually until you mention epilepsy. Then you have got to approach it more seriously and professionally. Seek neurological evaluation. ...Read more

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In hospital for severe cognitive impairment, exacerbated bipolar, migraines, extreme dissociation+more. Mri and EEG cleared. Hopeless and need answers?

In hospital for severe cognitive impairment, exacerbated bipolar, migraines, extreme dissociation+more. Mri and EEG cleared. Hopeless and need answers?

Work w/ your team: The team of providers in the hospital are the very best place to start. They have the best chance of knowing about your condition. They can try treatments and evaluate results. Talk to them. Ask them questions and tell them the detailed truth. It is never hopeless - it may be a great challenge and the results may not be what you'd expected, but never, ever are things 'hopeless'. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Epilepsy, mental retardation and paralysis, are they all related to one another?

Not necessarily: These three entities are different entities with different causes and treatments. They are only related in the sense that they involve the nerves and fall under the category of neurologic disorders. ...Read more

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What are some various ways to treat a patient that has both hemiplegic migraines and parietal lobe epilepsy?

What are some various ways to treat a patient that has both hemiplegic migraines and parietal lobe epilepsy?

Prophylactic meds: There are many anti-epileptic drugs that serve to reduce the frequency and severity of migraines, as well. While topamax (topiramate) is the most well-known of these, other options include Depakote and lamictal. ...Read more

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What medication can a person with petit mal epilepsy if they take Latuda (lurasidone) for their paranoid schizophrenia and autism?

Oooh, good question: The two most commonly prescribed meds for absence (petit mal) epilepsy are ethosuximide and valproate. Both interact with Latuda (lurasidone) by an additive effect of psychomotor retardation (dullness) and risk of depression. This can be managed by slow ramp-up of drugs, clear information of what to look for, and input from famiily/friends about overall function. With dose adjustments both may be managed. ...Read more

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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

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I have schizoaffective and suffer memory loss, complex partial seizures, and I have three voices, and violent psychosis. Any long term inpatient prog?

I have schizoaffective and suffer memory loss, complex partial seizures, and I have three voices, and violent psychosis. Any long term inpatient prog?

Aggressive tx.: With aggressive psychiatric care (& neurologic) the results may be favorable. It is important to maintain as rigid control as possible over the psychotic and affective symptoms. ...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


Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Epilepsy (Definition)

Seizures are sudden involuntary abnormal electrical events in the brain as a result of genetic predisposition or acquired disease processes when they recur epilepsy is the term ...Read more