Huge difference. Shaken baby syndrome is a complex of intrabrain and retinal hemorrhages from hitting, hard shaking and head banging of a (usually) crying infant to try and shut them up. It is a serious form of child abuse. Seizures are due to electrical disturbance of the brain which can be from tumors, malformations, vascular lesions or simply no known cause. It is an accident and not due to abuse.
I have epilepsy and am taking lamictal, but anytime im woken during the night I jerk and have seizures. I need help bc I have an infant?
Adults overwhelm kid. People having an epileptic seizure may move their bodies with unrestrained force. If an adult restrains the child, the difference in power of the adult may have a lever effect that might cause a fracture of an upper or lower extremity. Just move the seizing person away from the corners of furniture, place them on the floor so they will not fall if you leave to call 911. Protect the head. Read more...