neurological disorders Articles
Absence seizure (petit mal seizure)
Saturday, September 11th, 2010 by robert mckee
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Definition Absence seizure also known as petit mal seizure involves a brief, sudden lapse of conscious activity. Occurring most often in children, an absence seizure may look like the person is merely staring into space for a few seconds.Compared with other types of epileptic sei... Read more
Photosensitivity and Seizures
Saturday, September 11th, 2010 by robert mckee
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Epilepsy affects more than three million Americans. For about 3 percent of them, exposure to flashing lights at certain intensities or to certain visual patterns can trigger seizures. This condition is known as photosensitive epilepsy.Photosensitivity and EpilepsyWhile Watching T... Read more
Temporal Lobe Seizure
Saturday, September 11th, 2010 by robert mckee
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Definition A temporal lobe seizure starts in the part of the brain that processes emotions, fight or flight reactions, and short-term memory. Many who have temporal lobe seizures may experience odd feelings ranging from euphoria to fear, deja vu, and hallucinations of taste or sm... Read more
Grand Mal Seizure
Saturday, September 11th, 2010 by robert mckee
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Definition A grand mal seizure also known as a tonic-clonic seizure features a loss of consciousness and violent muscle contractions. It's the type of seizure most people picture when they think about seizures in general. Grand mal seizure is caused by abnormal electrical activit... Read more
Seizures
Saturday, September 11th, 2010 by robert mckee
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A seizure is the physical findings or changes in behavior that occur after an episode of abnormal electrical activity in the brain.Considerations There are a wide variety of possible symptoms of seizures, depending on what parts of the brain are involved. Many, if not all, types ... Read more
Seizures 2
Saturday, September 11th, 2010 by robert mckee
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Seizures are symptoms of a brain problem. They happen because of sudden, abnormal electrical activity in the brain. When people think of seizures, they often think of convulsions in which a person's body shakes rapidly and uncontrollably. Not all seizures cause convulsions. There... Read more
Seizures 1
Saturday, September 11th, 2010 by robert mckee
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Seizures are symptoms of a brain problem. They happen because of sudden, abnormal electrical activity in the brain. When people think of seizures, they often think of convulsions in which a person's body shakes rapidly and uncontrollably. Not all seizures cause convulsions. There... Read more
Topiramate
Saturday, September 11th, 2010 by robert mckee
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Why is this medication prescribedTopiramate is used alone or with other medications to treat certain types of seizures in people who have epilepsy. Topiramate is also used with other medications to control seizures in people who have Lennox-Gastaut syndrome a disorder that causes... Read more
Gabapentin
Saturday, September 11th, 2010 by robert mckee
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Why is this medication prescribedGabapentin is used to help control certain types of seizures in patients who have epilepsy. Gabapentin is also used to relieve the pain of postherpetic neuralgia PHN; the burning, stabbing pain or aches that may last for months or years after an a... Read more
Lamotrigine
Saturday, September 11th, 2010 by robert mckee
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IMPORTANT WARNING Lamotrigine may cause serious rashes that may need to be treated in a hospital or cause permanent disability or death. Tell your doctor if you are taking valproic acid Depakene or divalproex Depakote because taking these medications with lamotrigine may increase... Read more
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