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What is the difference between regular epilepsy and nocturnal epilepsy?

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 more

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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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What is the fdifference between regular epilepsy and nocturnal epilepsy?

What is the fdifference between regular epilepsy and nocturnal epilepsy?

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 more

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What is the difference between epilepsy and seizure?

Event vs. syndrome: A seizure is an abnormal electrical discharge in the brain. Seizures can be caused by drugs, tomors, stroke, head injury among other things. Epilepsy is a syndrome of someone who has had two or more unprovoked seizures. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a myoclonic seizure and myoclonic epilepsy?

What is the difference between a myoclonic seizure and myoclonic epilepsy?

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

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What is the difference between epilepsy and parkinson's?

What is the difference between epilepsy and parkinson's?

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 more

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What is the diferenet between seizure and epilepsy?

What is the diferenet between seizure and epilepsy?

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 more

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What is the relationship between dystonia and epilepsy?

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

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What is the difference between convulsions and seizures?

What is the difference between convulsions and seizures?

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

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What is the difference between a TIA and petit mal seizure?

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 more

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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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What's the difference between pseudoseizures and epilepsy?

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

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What is difference between aura for migraine and seizure?

What is difference between aura for migraine and seizure?

Headache: Aura in migraine is usually followed by headache. Significant throbbing headache is unusual in epilepsy. ...Read more

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What is the difference between myoclonic epilempsy and benign myoclonic epilempsy?

What is the difference between myoclonic epilempsy and benign myoclonic epilempsy?

Not much: Benign Myoclonic epilepsy may be simply "twiching" of a muscle or group of muscles. With increasing severity the twitching may spread or be prolonged. A neurologist should be consulted since treatment is available. ...Read more

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What is the difference between absence and grand mal seizure?

Both generalized: Absence is just a staring spell of few seconds grand mal is generalized jerking seizures, cause injury and last longer. ...Read more

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What are the difference between seizures and convulsions?

What are the difference between seizures and convulsions?

Very little.: You can say that seizures is the more specific term - you can have convulsions of laughter, but not seizures of laughter. ...Read more

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What is the largest difference between fainting and seizures?

What is the largest difference between fainting and seizures?

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 more

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What is the different between seizure and convulsion ?!

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 more

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What is the difference between presenile dementia and regular dementia?

What is the difference between presenile dementia and regular dementia?

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 more

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What is the difference between ADHD and dementia?

What is the difference between ADHD and dementia?

Adult ADHD is an: inability to focus on a specific thought or task for very long and includes hyperactivity on the part of the person. Dementia is unrelated and refers to memory loss and confusion and is primarily seen in older people. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Epilepsy (Definition)

A neurological disorder where nerve cells of the brain are injured, epilepsy results in seizures that range from nearly undetectable to extremely vigorous. Causes of epilepsy include genetics, head trauma, prenatal ...Read more


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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