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Epilepsy

A nerve disorder
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Kaylee Hileman

on 29 October 2012

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Transcript of Epilepsy

How to diagnose Epilepsy A woman brings her 10-year-old son, Raymond, in to see you. He's been overly aggressive and angry lately, but she has attributed this to her divorce from Raymond's father. Last night, Raymond attended a party at his friends house. After a night of laser tag and little sleep, Raymond started shaking and convulsing. He stopped before his mom arrived, but she still wanted to get him checked out. Raymond does not really remember falling to the floor, but he does remember that he smelled a very unpleasant odor right before he went down. Background Overly Aggressive
Angry
Shaking
Convulsing
Memory loss
Smell of unpleasant odor Symptoms Raymond was having Symptoms of Epilepsy Headaches
Irritability
Insomnia
Bad Temper
Depression
Memory Loss
Convulsitions
Muscle Spasms Amysala- Sleep and emotions
Cerebellum- movement
Parietal Lobe- Smell
Communication troubles: A disorder of the central nervous system, especially to the brain. our nervous system is a communication network that controls every thought, emotion, memory, and movement. In epilepsy the brains electrical rhythms have a tendency to become imbalanced resulting in recurrent seizures First: Keep track of what is going on with your body
Diagnosing it: EEG and imaging tests, such as a CT scan or MRI of the brain can help you further your diagnosis.
When diagnosed, it is necessary to document the type of epilepsy.
Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which a person has repeated seizures over time. Symptoms vary from person to person. Epilepsy Parts of the brain effected With current treatments, an effected person can be seizure free for life. 60-70% of individuals have short lived and once you have overcome remission, it it hard to have re-occurring symptoms.
You have to find the right medicine for it to be effective. No need to Worry! Epilepsy physicians: This is normally the doctor that you will visit first. They will order several tests to determine whether you have epilepsy or not.
Epilepsy Neurologist: Once you visit the physician, this neurologist will examine and review the examination and discuss a plan from there. Professions Our Findings Epilepsy therapy project. http://www.epilepsy.com/epilepsy/epilepsy_BRAIN
PubMed health. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001714
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