Category Archives: Epilepsy

THE KINDS OF SEIZURE: GENERALIZED SEIZURES – TONIC-CLONIC SEIZURES

Tonic-clonic seizures, formerly called grand mal seizures, are the sort most people think of when “seizure” is mentioned. The most memorable and frightening type of seizure to the observer, they are the most common seizure type in children, although not in adults, and despite common misconceptions are unlikely to result in brain damage or in […]

LIVING WITH EPILEPSY/SCHOOL: LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR – PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS

A child’s performance at school is, to a large extent, determined by the child’s feelings about himself. The child who thinks that he is dumb will frequently act and perform as if he is. He is unlikely to perform at his best level. The child who is depressed because of her seizures, because of his […]

PREGNANCY AND EPILEPSY

Mary and her husband felt it was time they started a family. Only one thing made them hesitate — Mary s epilepsy. The drug she had to take to control her generalized seizures was sodium valproate and she knew there was a chance that this might damage her baby. So before trying to get pregnamt, […]