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What is deja vu?

What is deja vu?

Deja vu: Deja vu is the sense that something which is actually unfamiliar, is familiar -- or has been experienced before. Most people have had such experiences occasionally, but in more frequent occurrence it can be associated with temporal lobe epilepsy. In them, it can happen just before a seizure. But, this experience does not have to mean any abnormal condition at all. ...Read more

Deja Vu (Definition)

Déjà vu is a feeling that a current event or experience has been experienced previously. It is thought to be an aberration of memory in which the "time stamp" of an event becomes mis-assigned to make it seem as if the event occurred previously. Almost everyone has experienced rare déjà vu events. When frequent it is rarely associated ...Read more


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Why is deja vu a symptom of brain damage?

Why is deja vu a symptom of brain damage?

Not really: Deja vu is a symptom of temporal lobe seizures which may be from brain damage but could also be from faulty wiring of the temporal lobe that happened spontaneously. ...Read more

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Iusually have deja vu before a seizure but some time no seizure. Is the deja vu the seizure its self?

Iusually have deja vu before a seizure but some time no seizure. Is the deja vu the seizure its self?

Maybe an aura: For some people the deja vu sensation is the beginning or aura or the seizure. It is also a seizure, and it may occur by itself, without any other seizure symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes deja vu?

Déjà vu: French for 'already seen' is the sensation of having seen something/person/place before even though you know you haven't. Theories as to the cause abound [see following site for some: http://science.Howstuffworks.Com/science-vs-myth/extrasensory-perceptions/deja-vu.Htm] but no one knows for sure. ...Read more

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What is a scintillating scotoma?

What is a scintillating scotoma?

Migraine: A scintillating scotoma occurs with some migraines. It is a distortion of the side vision with a shimmering or wavy effect. The vision in the area of the shimmer is impaired. It is typically in both eyes at the same time, although it can be more prominent in one. It can be stationary or move. Scintillating scotoma are alarming but do not cause long-term vision loss. ...Read more

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What is bitemporal epilepsy?

What is bitemporal epilepsy?

Both sides: Epilepsy where seizures arise from both temporal lobes in a person. (Not typically at the same time.) ...Read more

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Visual disturbances, headache, what is going on?

Visual disturbances, headache, what is going on?

Migraine?: Possibly, complicated migraine. Is the vision blocked by loss on one side, are there shimmering lights, or bright spots? Is the headache unilateral? But at age 45, also consider a blood vessel issue, such as carotid stenosis, or transient ischemic problems in blood flow to brain. Talk to your doctor about some simple screening tests. ...Read more

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What is a command hallucination ?

What is  a command hallucination ?

Command halluc.: A condition in which individuals hear and sometimes obey voices that command them to perform certain acts. ...Read more

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What is epilepsy?

What is epilepsy?

Risk for seizures: Epilepsy is a clinical condition of a risk for seizures. Most common is symptomatic epilepsy in which a scar focus or metabolic disorder or genetic condition is the cause. Many epilepsies are called ideopathic because no definite cause can be found. Detailed history, thorough neurological examination, eeg, brain imaging, and genetic and metabolic evaluations may be appropriate. ...Read more

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What is bi-temporal epileptogenic discharge?

What is bi-temporal epileptogenic discharge?

Epileptogenic d/c: epileptogenic discharges recorded on EEG indicate a potential seizure promoting focus. In your question, there appear to be foci present in both temporal lobes. ...Read more

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What is auditory synesthesia?

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Synesthesia: When stimulus applied to one modality produces sensation in another modality. For example, hearing a certain sound produces visualization of a certain color. ...Read more

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What is lucanar amnesia?

What is lucanar amnesia?

Lacunar Amnesia: is the loss of memory for a single event. There are two potential mechanisms for this. One involves injury to the brain ( especially but not restricted to the llimbic system ). The second involved suppression of an emotionally disturbing event ( selective amnesia ) ...Read more

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What is phantosmia?

What is phantosmia?

Phantosmia: Phantom smell also called olfactory hallucination and associated with epilepsy, Parkinson's, schizophrenia, just to name a few illnesses. ...Read more

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What is considered a command hallucination?

What is considered a command hallucination?

GET HELP!: Chemical imbalance. A command hallucination is an auditory hallucination that tells you to do something. For instance you can have an auditory hallucination where you believe that people talking. A command hallucination would actually tell you to act . Very serious and is a sign of psychosis like with schizophrenia. Needs immediate attention and medication. See a psychiatrist immediately. ...Read more

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What is migraine?

What is migraine?

Migraines: A migraine is a vasospasm of a blood vessel in the brain. There are many symptoms. The common migraine's hallmark is a severe headache. The headache may be accompanied by nausea and vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound. Sometimes, migraines are signaled by an "aura, " which may be a visual symptom such as flashing lights or wavy lines followed by a headache. Common triggers - caffeine, stress. ...Read more

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What is a hemipelegic migraine?

What is a hemipelegic migraine?

Still a migraine: Neurotransmitter imbalance is a cause of migraines. Migraines can come with spasm in vessels and cause weakness of parts when it is in full bloom. Visit www.Neurosciencemysths.Com for information about migraines and to get referred to a doctor who can treat the condition properly. ...Read more

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What is hallucination like? Visual or hearing?

What is hallucination like? Visual or hearing?

Hallucinations: Hallucinations are psychotic processes. Psychosis means the patient is getting external stimuli from the environment through one or more of his or her five senses, that does not objectively exist. In other words there are auditory,visual, olfactory, gustatory, and tactile hallucinations that can be experienced by the patient. Auditory hallucinations, however, are the most common. ...Read more

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