Archive for the ‘Epilepsy’ Category

 

HELPING YOUR CHILD COPE WITH EPILEPSY: ABSENCE SEIZURES

June 6th, 2011

If your child has staring spells or absence seizures—instances where he or she briefly stops and stares, perhaps with some smacking of his lips, picking at his clothes, or confusion—the chances are that he or she has not had just a single episode. These brief spells are usually diagnosed only after many have occurred. Since [...]

Read full article | Comments Off

EPILEPSY AS A PSYCHO-SOCIAL DISEASE: MANY PEOPLE HAVE THEIR OWN WAY OF COPING

April 16th, 2011

“Many people have their own way of coping and do very nicely. But often when the family is under stress things can just come apart. Sometimes the stresses are due to misperceived guilt or an effort to fix blame; sometimes fears or jealousy among siblings are the cause; occasionally, people who seem to be coping [...]

Read full article | Comments Off

EPISODES OFTEN MISTAKEN FOR SEIZURES: IS IT FAINTING OR A SEIZURE?

February 20th, 2011

Many changes in motor function or behavior are commonly mistaken for seizures. These include fainting, tics, and other sudden jerking movements, breathholding spells, migraine headaches, and episodic changes in behavior. Doctors who are aware of these types of behaviors can take a careful history and can usually separate them from seizures. Is It Fainting or [...]

Read full article | No Comments »