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PHOTOSENSITIVE EPILEPSY

Photosensitive epilepsy is another type of epilepsy that can be caused by flashing or flickering lights.  Different patterns, like stripes and polka dots, can also cause a seizure.  Repetitive patterns like strobe lights, fluorescent lights that flicker, fireworks,… Read More

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AND EPILEPSY

We always correlate traumatic brain injury with war veterans, car wrecks, etc.   A Neurology Community member on Google+ posted an article from the HUFF POST. Changing A Common Belief About Brain Injury http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sandra-bond-chapman/changing-a-common-belief-_b_7588400.html I blog about my life… Read More

FLASHING LIGHTS AND EPILEPSY DO NOT MIX

Flashing lights can cause someone to have a seizure.  Not just people who already have seizures, but people who have a hidden unknown form of epilepsy can start having seizures.  (https://healthhelp.com)  Flashing lights can also cause migraines, nausea,… Read More

FEBRILE SEIZURES

Febrile seizures occur in young children.  The age range is usually three months to five or six years old.  Febrile seizures can occur more frequently in families that have a history of febrile seizures.  Occurring if a child’s… Read More

MYOCLONIC SEIZURES

Myoclonic seizures are opposite of atonic seizures.  In atonic seizures the muscles go limp.  In myoclonic seizures the muscles tighten up and jerk.  There is an increase in muscle tone,  “myo” means muscle and “clonic” means jerk.  These… Read More

ABSENCE SEIZURES

An absence seizure causes a short period of “blanking out” or staring into space. Like other kinds of seizures, they are caused by abnormal activity in a person’s brain. You may also hear people call absence seizures petit… Read More

ATONIC SEIZURES

What is “atonic”? Atonic means without tone. Normal tension in a muscle is tone.  In atonic seizures, a person’s head may nod, they may drop what they are holding, their muscles suddenly lose strength, their eyelids droop, and… Read More

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