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Why are mentally retarded people prone to seizure disorders?

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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
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In brief: Brain damage

For some, their retardation is due to brain damage.
It is the damage that makes them prone to seizures.

In brief: Brain damage

For some, their retardation is due to brain damage.
It is the damage that makes them prone to seizures.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: It may be genetic

Children and adults with special needs and developmental delay may have an underlying genetic reason that ties together learning, language, and at times epilepsy.
We don't always find a reason for this, however, frustrating families and their doctors.

In brief: It may be genetic

Children and adults with special needs and developmental delay may have an underlying genetic reason that ties together learning, language, and at times epilepsy.
We don't always find a reason for this, however, frustrating families and their doctors.
Dr. Robert Nahouraii
Dr. Robert Nahouraii
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Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology

In brief: Wiring

Because their brain cortex has areas which are not "wired correctly" in a sense.
Some of the circuits can feed back on themselves, causing hyperrhythmic bursts of electrical activity which spread, and which disrupt normal circuit functions.

In brief: Wiring

Because their brain cortex has areas which are not "wired correctly" in a sense.
Some of the circuits can feed back on themselves, causing hyperrhythmic bursts of electrical activity which spread, and which disrupt normal circuit functions.
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Dr. Andrew Reeves
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