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HOW WE EVALUATE AND THINK ABOUT A FIRST SEIZURE: WHAT SHOULD YOU DO DURING A SEIZURE?

Saturday, June 4, 2011 11:33 Comments Off

A child who is having a seizure should be placed on her side and protected from sharp objects. Tight clothing should be loosened.• Do not try to put anything in your child’s mouth—she will not swallow her tongue.• Do not restrain your child’s movements.Most of these seizures will stop on their own in a few [...]

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EPISODES OFTEN MISTAKEN FOR SEIZURES: PSEUDO-SEIZURES

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 11:16 Comments Off

Psychological symptoms may cause intentional or subconscious episodic alterations in function or in consciousness that are mistaken for seizures but are not, in fact, of electrical origin and hence are not seizures. Although they may closely imitate seizures, such nonelectrical episodes are “pseudo-seizures.” “I’m glad we finally got an appointment with you. Leslie’s schoolwork is [...]

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