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Is it normal for a man who had ect therapy at 14 who is now 35 to still be having seizures once a month or so?

Is it normal for a man who had ect therapy at 14 who is now 35 to still be having seizures once a month or so?

ECT: If ECT is being used as maintenance and is helping the person then no harm in it being continued as the risk of relapse of major depression may be greater. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)

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 imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more


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If i can get my seizures caused by pnes/conversion disorder to go away w/ therapy, how would i know if they are gone for good? Would i still have cd?

If i can get my seizures caused by pnes/conversion disorder to go away w/ therapy, how would i know if they are gone for good? Would i still have cd?

Seizures: In my experience adequate therapy in willingly motivated patients like yourself is very effective and seizures can be controlled for good as you said. The treatment should help both conditions simultaneously. Discuss this with your treating physician as well. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Are there good natural alternative therapies for night seizures?

NO: Seizures occur when the brain becomes "irritable" for some reason. I believe a common occurrence for this at night would be a reduced oxygen level as might occur in someone with sleep apnea. You should have sleep studies performed to rule this out as it would be easily addressed with CPAP to prevent the low oxygen levels. Definitely check with your neurologist. ...Read more

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I'm a pharmacist, got a 14yr old patient with seizure with aura, lasts abt 2 minutes not well controlled by cbz, what will be the best combo therapy?

Needs neurologist: Such a patient having seizures needs a neurologist to examine him/her, review all diagnostic studies, and make recommendations about medications. Online physicians who have never seen the patient are an inadequate substitute. ...Read more

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Due to seizure 23 months old baby talk,shout but meaningless.She ask mum mum not specifically me.All developments are ok.Is speech therapy effective?

Due to seizure 23 months old baby talk,shout but meaningless.She ask mum mum not specifically me.All developments are ok.Is speech therapy effective?

Maybe. Can try it.: A seizure should not cause a problem (instead, some problem caused a seizure). There are known and unknown reasons a child can have developmental delays. Because many traits (normal and abnormal) are inherited, we sometimes see familial patterns for speech delays. Speech-language therapy can help some kids (in addition to parents talking and reading to the toddler at home), so it is worth trying. ...Read more

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Treatment for comlex partial seizures?

Treatment for comlex partial seizures?

May be difficult: Do you or someone close to you possess epilepsy? Several meds available, and consider, depakote, lamictal, keppra, vimpat, (lacosamide) potiga, maybe lyrica, topirimate. If 3 meds fail, might try vns unit, or surgery if a focus of seizure activity. See an epilepsy expert. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for seizures linked to mecp2 duplication syndrome?

Is there an effective treatment for seizures linked to mecp2 duplication syndrome?

As stated, seizures : in boys with MEC P2 may not respond to treatment with anti-epileptic medications. Find information on http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/mecp2-duplication-syndrome. The contact for the MEC P 2 annual family conferences is Pam Albert, mecp2dup@live.com. If she is no longer coordinating them, she will give you contact information for the person who is. Don't keep going without information & support. ...Read more

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Cause of non epileptic seizure and treatment?

Cause of non epileptic seizure and treatment?

Multiple: The differential diagnosis for seizures is broad as well as the potential treatments. I suggest a neurology consultation. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for night seizures?

Treatment for nig-SZ: Once the type of sz is identified, there are classes of meds specifically made for different types of sz. Some meds are for a lot of different types, some are more specific. Frequently, many meds are combined to control seizures. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsions are rhythmic contractions of all muscles in the body, which create a violent rhythmic motion. A common type of convulsion is ...Read more