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What Is The Difference Between Regular Epilepsy And Nocturnal Epilepsy
Seizures in sleep: Nocturnal epilepsy is epilepsy (seizures) ocuring during sleep. Sleep increases or brings out many kinds of seizures, so patients with epilepsy may have seizures during sleep. In nocturnal epilepsy, seizures are limited to sleep, such as in benign rolandic epilepsy of childhood, or in certain abnormal movements or behaviors in sleep which can be caused by frontal lobe seizures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Occurs during sleep: Nocturnal epilepsy is epilepsy or seizures occuring at night (during sleep). Sleep tends to bring out seizures that occur any time of day or night, but there are also some seizures that occur only during sleep, such as benign rolandic epilepsy in children or frontal lobe seizures with abnormal movements in sleep in adults. Treatment involves use of medicines to control seizures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seizure v epilepsy: The easy answer is that epilepsy is a condition of two or more unprovoked seizures. A myoclonic seizure is a single event, myoclonic epilepsy is the tendency to continue to have myoclonic seizures. Normally the two of these are associated though, since most people who have myoclonic seizures have myoclonic epilepsy or a similar form of epilepsy. ...Read more
Parkinson's disease: Epilepsy is repetitive sudden change in behavior sometimes associated with convulsions, loss of consciousness, and confusion due to abnormal electrical discharge of the brain. Parkinson's disease is a movement disorder due to deficiency of a neurotransmitter in the brain called dopamine. Is characterized by tremors, rigidity, slowing of the movements, balance difficulties. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One belongs to other: Seizure is a symptom of epilepsy. Anyone can have a seizure due to a number of causes. When someone continues to have seizures, it is called epilepsy. People with epilepsy have recurrent seizures if not treated. Epilepsy is characterized by sudden recurring attacks of motor, sensory, or psychic malfunction with or without loss of consciousness or convulsive seizures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dystonia: On the surface of the issue, no relation. Dystonia is an involuntary movement disorder arising from problems in deep brain nuclei. Epilepsy is an uncontrolled discharge of cortical (surface) neurons, sometimes resulting in abnormal and involuntary movements. There is an interesting debate on the question of whether dystonia might represent an unusual form of epilepsy in deep brain nuclei. ...Read more
Convulsion or seizr: A convulsion describes a certain type of seizure, one that includes loss of consciousness and involuntary movement on both sides of the body. A seizure is an aberrant electrical discharge on the surface of the brain, which may involve loss of consciousness, or not, as well as involuntary movement, or not. There are many types of seizures, too many to describe in this small box. ...Read more
TIA or seizure?: A petit mal seizure is caused by an electrical disturbance in the brain, it normally lasts about 20 seconds. It is common for it to occur over and over. It often causes involuntary movement, sensation, or visual disturbance. A TIA is also a mini stroke. It is caused by loss of blood flow to part of the brain, resulting in loss of function. It lasts less than 24 hours. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nonepileptic szs: A true epileptic event appears in a stereotypical repetitive fashion and demonstrates a consistent appearance and sequence. A pseudoseizure is somewhat bizarre and varies from spell to spell. Eeg's may show true seizure activity, but are normal with pseudoseizure activity. Pseudoseizures are expressions of psychosomatic events. ...Read more
Both generalized: Absence is just a staring spell of few seconds grand mal is generalized jerking seizures, cause injury and last longer. ...Read more
Electrical: Fainting refers to loss of consciousness. This may be due to a variety of problems. A seizure may or may not result in a loss of consciousness, but specifically is a result of abnormal synchronized electrical activity in the brain. There are several types of seizures, only some of which result in synchronized muscle activity (often called a convulsion). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Convulsion a subtype: Most consider a convulsion to be a "grand mal" or generalized tonic clonic seizure (primary or secondary). A convulsion is one type of seizure. Some other seizure types include: focal motor (a limb shaking), focal sensory (limb tingling), focal with altered awareness, or absence (short episodes of altered responsiveness often with eye blinks). There are others. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Terminology: A difference in terminology... Presenile dementia referred to a dementia with onset prior to 60-> 65 yrs of age, whereas in dementia the onset was later than 65 years. The etiology of the dementia could be the same, that being a dementia of the alzheimer type, pick's disease, lewy body dementia, vascular dementia or mixed type. Some can be diagnosed by symptoms and imaging, tissue is gold standard. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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