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Avatar n tn like this post of mine), cognitive perseveration (sticking with something forever and a day), non-linear thought processing (getting off track/going off on a tangent), obsessiveness, sleep problems, appetite problems, irritability, and depression. There are overlaps with ADHD and OCD, Asperger Syndrome and personality disorders. It gets confusing. What makes things more confusing is that tests like EEG's are not fool-proof.
Avatar f tn My daughter is mildly autistic with some sensory integration problems as well. Since she was not much older than newborn, she has been doing this. The behavioral doc, the OT and the psychologist all say that it is definitely something, but they don't know what. This goes in cycles, she will have about 3 weeks of not doing it, then a week of doing it after naps, a week of doing it pretty much all the time, and a week of intermittant again, followed by a longer period of not at all.
Avatar f tn I don't know what to do to calm him down and I'm scared he may have another condition that is being mistaken with autism. Is it possible that he has epilepsy or other 'problems' that are making him have this reactions? I feel really lost, thank you so much for any answers you can give me!
Avatar n tn Is there a specialist that anyone would recommend, some pediatrition that specializes in behavior problems with Down children? I have read the previous posts and they sound encouraging. Maybe this is a stage, I think that alone would give them hope.
Avatar n tn 37:34: I am trying to find out about something scary that has been happening to my nephew. I hope this is an appropriate place to post this. He is ten months old and has been having some kind of seizure. When he gets startled by some- thing his eyes roll back in his head for a few seconds. His parents are very concerned because he has had minor health problems since birth (minor colds, infections, etc.). They are waiting to hear the results from an EKG (maybe it was an EEG?
Avatar n tn Never be afraid to speak up because I feel strongly that digestive tract problems are real and translate into other real nasty symptoms like this. Fortunately we can prevent much of this & need to prevent it from happening. I do feel the more you get afib the worse it can become either physically, emmotionally or both no matter what the cause.
Avatar n tn I'm certainly going to talk to mine when I go back and tell him about this forum and we've all got the same problems, being treated the same, and no relief. I, too, have problems walking like in malls and large spaces, with my balance.
Avatar n tn Posted By CCF Neuro[P] MD, RPS on October 29, 1998 at 16:46:19: In Reply to: Re: strange language behavior typical for autism posted by Marie on October 28, 1998 at 07:38:03: My son, who will be 4 in January has been diagnosed with PDD-NOS. He has severe social & language delays with other "autistic" traits such as occasional hand-flapping when excited and single interests ie: swords, dinosours.
Avatar n tn Is this speech behavior typical in PDD children? I feel in my heart the PDD-NOS is a correct diagnosis. He could repeat Peter Pan line by line before he could put 3 word sentences together. He has had a significant medical past he lost a kidney at 3 weeks (hydroneophrosis) had 1 unexplained seizure and several high fevers and fever seizures.
Avatar n tn Posted By Karen on October 29, 1998 at 17:15:14: In Reply to: strange language behavior typical for autism posted by CCF Neuro[P] MD, RPS on October 29, 1998 at 16:46:19: : My son, who will be 4 in January has been diagnosed with PDD-NOS. He has severe social & language delays with other "autistic" traits such as occasional hand-flapping when excited and single interests ie: swords, dinosours.
Avatar n tn Is there a connection between seizure disorders and PTSD? I am a 32 year old woman who had a seizure in late August 2005. I have a history of PTSD due to childhood sexual abuse. The PTSD is a very substancial part of my life that I am actively working on it in therapy. Ever since I confronted my father (5 years ago)I have worked to manage my behavior/trauma reaction in my life. In late August I had the seizure, was rushed to the hospital.
Avatar n tn Not everything that looks like a seizure is a seizure. There are many psychiatric and medical problems that can result in a sudden alteration in consciousness. These include: • migraine headaches • sleep disorders (eg sleep walking) • staring episodes • obsessive-compulsive disorder • hypoglycemic episodes • cardiac syncope • "psychogenic seizures" Nonepileptic "psychogenic seizures".
Avatar n tn This Forum addresses questions about child behavior, social and emotional development, emotional and psychological disorders, parenting, behavior management, etc. It is not within my realm of expertise to address the questions you are asking. Perhaps you could post your question on the NEUROLOGY FORUM.
Avatar m tn My 7 y.o. daughter is doing excellent in school with no social problems; however, at home her behavior runs the gamut from sweet and helpful to throwing v. bad tantums almost daily, especially when she doesn't get her way. One issue I am worried about is that she always feels SHE is right, over her parent's input or even saying that her teacher really doesn't know the best way to make a script letter and she insists her way is better. She also says she sings better than singers on TV.
Avatar n tn liver problems, metabolic disorders, etc; or can be secondary to exposure to toxins, or can be a side effect from a medication, a flea and tick preventative, or medicated shampoo as other examples. It is a very difficult problem to sort out. This kind of behavior can also be caused by eye problems such as retinal deteroriation, other congentital diseases effecting the eye, parasites or toxins effecting the eye and more.
Avatar n tn We are most fortunate that for now her only problems seem to be some mild behavior problems and a harmatoma that causes abscence seizures that are under control with lamictal. My question is what exactly is a harmatoma? Will it change in size and is there anything that can be done about it? Thank you for your time.
1098760 tn?1266451497 Epilepsy And Seizure Disorders * Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that makes people prone to seizures. A seizure is a change in sensation, awareness, or behavior brought about by a brief electrical disturbance in the brain. * There are many different types of epilepsy with different causes; there are also many different types of seizures (see below). Those affected may have one or more types of seizures, which may vary in severity and frequency.
508071 tn?1212146063 Since you live near a veterinary teaching hospital, this may be the best location to find a veterinary neurologist. Most seizure disorders can be treated successful with traditional medication and with Chinese and Western herbal medication. Please google Dr. Roger Clemmons, the renowned veterinary neurologist from the Veterinary School of the Florida State University, Gainesville, FL. Dr. Clemmons has had excellent success with seizure disorders using an integrative approach, i.e.
1670571 tn?1303709640 EEG (electroencephalogram) is used to detect seizure activity, so if it shows evidence, then it needs to be treated. Besides that, disorders related to dreaming could occur with REM sleep behavior disorders. Here the person acts out the dreams. Your symptoms of screaming in sleep could be due to sleep disorders “Nightmare” or "Night terror" disorders . Here the person experiences symptoms of bad, frightening dreams which interfere with his sleep schedules.
Avatar m tn Do you have any suggestions. I've heard (read) cats w/ seizure disorders tend to have much shorter life-spans? Is there anything else I could be doing for her? Thank you for your time. She is much loved!
Avatar f tn Symptoms may also include earache, headache, insomnia, and sore or painful jaw. It is important that dental disorders, ear infection and problems with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) are ruled out. The goals of treatment usually include pain reduction, prevent permanent damage to the teeth, and reduce clenching as much as possible. In some people, just relaxing and modifying daytime behavior is enough to reduce nighttime bruxism.
Avatar n tn Hi, How is your child now? An acute impairment of speech output indicates a possible underlying vascular, infectious, inflammatory, or traumatic pathology. Did he have any fall or injury while playing game? Does he have any fever or chronic lethargies’? As imaging is normal and EEG is reported abnormal brain waves in right frontal lobe suggest that he might have seizures. Since he is improving with Tegretol, he needs to continue and report to neurologist for any other new finding in him.
Avatar f tn my son shows sighns of madness to be blunt he is scary and has multible personalities they say he is ADHD but im sure i think he has other disorders please help he is a clever well looked after boy of 14 on ritalin for adhd but to no effect he has no friends gets bullied and its making me ill as he wants to be alone a lot of the time raws pictures of death and guns a lot and hides things he never showes any emotions and has trouble interacting with his peers
Avatar f tn Further, antiepileptic medications are frequently helpful in managing behavior problems, but only if they are delivered consistently (so improving the med consistency might actually help, rather than hurt, his problem behavior). My advice would be to pursue help with addressing his problem behaviors. A Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) will help you identify strategies to help reduce those problematic behaviors and teach more adaptive responses, regardless of your child's diagnosis.
626605 tn?1302524071 Risk of convulsions may also increase in patients with epilepsy, those with a history of seizures, or in patients with a recognized risk for seizure (such as head trauma, metabolic disorders, alcohol and drug withdrawal, CNS infections). In tramadol overdose, naloxone administration may increase the risk of seizure. Suicide Risk •Do not prescribe ULTRAM ER for patients who are suicidal or addiction-prone.
990354 tn?1307136486 Risk of convulsions may also increase in patients with epilepsy, those with a history of seizures, or in patients with a recognized risk for seizure (such as head trauma, metabolic disorders, alcohol and drug withdrawal, CNS infections). In tramadol overdose, naloxone administration may increase the risk of seizure. Suicide Risk •Do not prescribe ULTRAM ER for patients who are suicidal or addiction-prone.
Avatar f tn I notice now that when the seizures start she also has problems with your limbs, she cannot really walk. I started a diary of how often the seizures are and the past week she had three seizures. So last night she had the worst seizure of them all!
Avatar n tn On the maternal side of our family, 4 of the 6 children in our mother's nuclear family had seizure disorders. Our mother did not. A cousin, on the maternal side, a male, age 43, had a seizure 1 year ago. His mother also has a seizure disorder. My brother has seen a neurologist once, and will be following up. Could there be a connection between his pain meds and these jerks/twitches? Should he have an EEG? Any questions he should pose to his neurologist? Thank you.
Avatar n tn He gets angry very easily and physically lashes out at other kids and my 7 year old daughter. He seems to meet qualifications for many disorders including add, odd, social anxiety disorder intermittant explosive disorder and possibly copbd. I am taking him for a pysch eva, but i am afraid they may tell me to put him on medication which i am very hesitant to do. Depression bi-polar, and anxiety disorders run rampant in my family.