Items Tagged ‘juvenile myoclonic epilepsy’

Not Held Back by Seizures

November 16, 2018

Not Held Back by Seizures

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“At first I didn’t think anything of it. I thought I was just getting the chills and blanking out for a second. It wasn’t until my mom noticed that we put two and two together,” says 18-year-old Briza Garcia, who was diagnosed with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy at 17. “It was hard to find a pediatric […]

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Tags: Adolescent Epilepsy Center, Dr. Jason Lerner, epilepsy, juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, medications, pediatric neurologist, teen epilepsy


Epilepsy in children

February 28, 2018

Epilepsy in children

By uclahealth uclahealth

Epilepsy – a disorder of the brain associated with sudden and unpredictable seizures – is the most common chronic neurological condition among children in the U.S., affecting more than 470,000 children and adolescents under the age of 18. Understanding seizures “A seizure is a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain that usually affects […]

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Tags: anti-seizure drugs, brain abnormalities, diet, Down syndrome, Dr. Jason T. Lerner, Dravet syndrome, electroencephalogram, epilepsy, genetic abnormalities, head injury, health tips, irregular electrical activity