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How do you diagnose epilepsy?

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In brief: By EEG

Epilepsy is diagnosed by the description of the seizure by the patient or a witness and an eeg.
Seizures can be precipitated by a number of factor including drugs sleep deprivation and very low blood sugar. Excluding these and other possilbe causes is important in diagnosing epilepsy. Depending on you age, imaging of the brain may be indicated.

In brief: By EEG

Epilepsy is diagnosed by the description of the seizure by the patient or a witness and an eeg.
Seizures can be precipitated by a number of factor including drugs sleep deprivation and very low blood sugar. Excluding these and other possilbe causes is important in diagnosing epilepsy. Depending on you age, imaging of the brain may be indicated.
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
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Dr. Eric Weisman
Interesting photomigrograph. Exposure to central nervous system stimulants or withrawal from CNS depressnats can trigger seizures as well. Usually its a combination of factors.
Dr. Guillermo Philipps
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Unprovoked seizures

Epilepsy is defined as having 2 or more unprovoked seizures.
There are several types of epilepsy and causes of epilepsy.

In brief: Unprovoked seizures

Epilepsy is defined as having 2 or more unprovoked seizures.
There are several types of epilepsy and causes of epilepsy.
Dr. Guillermo Philipps
Dr. Guillermo Philipps
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