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I'm seriously wondering if you can cause a seizure in a person without epilepsy. Can you?

15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If multiple factors coincide like sleep deprivation, flashing lights, infection, electrolyte disorder, some food colouring, medication withdrawal, tec.

In brief: Yes

If multiple factors coincide like sleep deprivation, flashing lights, infection, electrolyte disorder, some food colouring, medication withdrawal, tec.
Dr. Gamal Boutros
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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

Any brain can be made to have a seizure if something bad enough happens to it.
Epilepsy means a brain that has seizures under baseline conditions.

In brief: Absolutely

Any brain can be made to have a seizure if something bad enough happens to it.
Epilepsy means a brain that has seizures under baseline conditions.
Dr. Mark Fisher
Dr. Mark Fisher
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Dr. Harold Bacchus
like alcohol, low oxygen, dehydration, low sugar, etc...
Dr. Mark Fisher
Exactly.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Certainly

In days long past it was an unfortunate treatment for depression.
They took patients to a special room where they attached electrodes to their head & sent an electrical current through their brain, triggering a seizure. It was often done repeatedly. There are other ways to do it, including chronic sleep deprivation.

In brief: Certainly

In days long past it was an unfortunate treatment for depression.
They took patients to a special room where they attached electrodes to their head & sent an electrical current through their brain, triggering a seizure. It was often done repeatedly. There are other ways to do it, including chronic sleep deprivation.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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