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Seizures and Autism
 

    

Types of Seizures ~ lists all the types of seizures and explanations- 6 Different Kinds: Generalized Seizures; Absence seizures; Myoclonic seizures; Clonic seizures; Tonic seizures; Atonic seizures

Puberty, Aggression and seizures ~ Dr. Bernard Rimland

 

A Review of Seizure Disorders and Landau-Kleffner Syndrome in the Autistic 

Population

Autism, Puberty and the Possibility of Seizures~ Review of Seizure Disorders

Epilepsy Canada ~ Lots of information about seizures and treatment

Neurology Channel ~ Lots of information about seizures and treatment

Epilepsy Foundation~ Comprehensive Information from the Top Experts on Epilepsy and Seizures

Animations of Seizures ~ This section contains two animations: "What is a 

       Seizure?" provides an overview of epilepsy, the brain, and explains the

       differences between various kinds of seizures. "Seizure First Aid" is an

       educational piece that highlights what observers should - and should

       not - do when witnessing a seizure.

Epilepsy Animation Video:Types of seizures, symptoms, pathology (mechanism) of epilepsy, causes and treatments. The brain is a complex network of billions of neurons. Neurons can be excitatory or inhibitory. Excitatory neurons stimulate others to fire action potentials and transmit electrical messages, while inhibitory neurons SUPPRESS this process, preventing EXCESSIVE firing. A balance between excitation and inhibition is essential for normal brain functions. In epilepsy, there is an UP-regulation of excitation and/or DOWN-regulation of inhibition, causing lots of neurons to fire SYNCHRONOUSLY at the same time.

Epilepsy Specialist Discusses Seizure Triggers~

Epilepsy.com ~ is a website that offers lots of information and links about

       seizures

 

 

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