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Is absence seizures near the language area?

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Dr. Chirag Patel
Neurology
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In brief: Research is underway

Absence seizures are a form of generalized seizures.
Research studies have demonstrated that they may be initiated by widespread cortical ares (frontal and parietal lobes) and propagated to subcortical regions (thalamus). The language centers of the brain are in the frontal and temporal lobes. Studies using advanced diagnostics are underway. www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000696.htm

In brief: Research is underway

Absence seizures are a form of generalized seizures.
Research studies have demonstrated that they may be initiated by widespread cortical ares (frontal and parietal lobes) and propagated to subcortical regions (thalamus). The language centers of the brain are in the frontal and temporal lobes. Studies using advanced diagnostics are underway. www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000696.htm
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
It will be nice when such research techniques allow us to relate structure to function for all learning disabilities, not just cognitive & motor impairments. We may actually be able to convince insurance companies that evaluation & treatment of such issues is, indeed, "medically necessary" & not just educational.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: Typical Childhood

Absence Epilepsy usually begins between age 4-10.
The typical EEG pattern during a seizure is generalized. Most kids with have normal cognition & learning, some have normal cognition & diminished verbal & visual memory & executive functions, collecting, organizing & using information. Neurodevelopmental disorders with a genetic basis underlie CAE & cognitive or language impairment in some kids.

In brief: Typical Childhood

Absence Epilepsy usually begins between age 4-10.
The typical EEG pattern during a seizure is generalized. Most kids with have normal cognition & learning, some have normal cognition & diminished verbal & visual memory & executive functions, collecting, organizing & using information. Neurodevelopmental disorders with a genetic basis underlie CAE & cognitive or language impairment in some kids.
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