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Is it an epilepsy disorder if somebody has brain problems and severe myoclonic jerks?

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Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology
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In brief: Epilepsy

is recurrent unprovoked seizures.
People with myoclonic jerks may have a type of Epilepsy. Anoic brain injury can cause myoclonic seizures. One also sees Myoclonic seizures as part of the Epilepsy syndrome Juvenille Myoclonic Epilepsy. If unsure consult a Neurologist who treats seizures.

In brief: Epilepsy

is recurrent unprovoked seizures.
People with myoclonic jerks may have a type of Epilepsy. Anoic brain injury can cause myoclonic seizures. One also sees Myoclonic seizures as part of the Epilepsy syndrome Juvenille Myoclonic Epilepsy. If unsure consult a Neurologist who treats seizures.
Dr. Eric Weisman
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Dr. Guy DaSilva
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Sudden contraction

They are merely sudden twitches or contractions of a muscle or muscle group.
They are not considered pathological.

In brief: Sudden contraction

They are merely sudden twitches or contractions of a muscle or muscle group.
They are not considered pathological.
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Dr. Guy DaSilva
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