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How often do you have epilepsy at the same time as mental retardation?

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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: It is not unusual

I do not have the statistics at my fingertips, but there is an increased risk of seizures among people with mental retardation, compared to the general population.

In brief: It is not unusual

I do not have the statistics at my fingertips, but there is an increased risk of seizures among people with mental retardation, compared to the general population.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Common cause

You can think of mr as coming from a brain that isn't "put together right, " so it shouldn't be too surprising that that brain might also be more a risk for having seizures.

In brief: Common cause

You can think of mr as coming from a brain that isn't "put together right, " so it shouldn't be too surprising that that brain might also be more a risk for having seizures.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: 2010 study

In a recent prospective study in epilepsia, 51(12) by sogawa and masur, 74% of children with epilepsy had average overall cognitive function ( iq); 24% had lower cognitive function.

In brief: 2010 study

In a recent prospective study in epilepsia, 51(12) by sogawa and masur, 74% of children with epilepsy had average overall cognitive function ( iq); 24% had lower cognitive function.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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