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EPILEPSY, med. jur. A disease of the brain, which occurs in paroxysms, with uncertain intervals between them.
     2. These paroxysms are characterized by the loss of sensation, and convulsive motions of the muscles. When long continued and violent, this disease is very apt to end in dementia. (q.v.) It gradually destroys the memory, and impairs the intellect, and is one of the causes of an unsound mind. 8 Ves. 87. Vide Dig. 50, 16, 123; Id. 21, 1, 4, 5.

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Joo et al., "Structural brain abnormalities in juvenile myoclonic epilepsy patients: volumetry and voxel-based morphometry," Korean Journal of Radiology, vol.
Brodtkorb, "Clinical heterogeneity of juvenile myoclonic epilepsy: follow-up after an interval of more than 20 years," Seizure, vol.
With 64.7% of patients having seizure recurrences upon antiepileptic drug discontinuation after >5-year stable seizure freedom, and the necessity to restart therapy in them, there is little doubt that the majority of people with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy have a lifelong disorder.
Key clinical point: Patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy generally have a long-term quality of life that is generally equal to or better than patients with childhood or juvenile absence epilepsy.
Despite the distinctive clinical and electroencephalographic features known for five decades juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) is frequently unrecognized and misdiagnosed in both developed and developing countries4 mainly because the early morning myoclonic seizures are not mentioned by the patients until specifically asked and also due to misinterpretation of EEG findings.
You are less likely to remain seizure-free after discontinuing medication if your seizures have been difficult to control; you have abnormal imaging studies; you need a combination of medications; you have other neurological problems in addition to epilepsy; you have abnormal EEG results while on medication; or you are diagnosed with a particular epileptic syndrome such as juvenile myoclonic epilepsy.
Talking about juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (disorder characterised with abnormal movement of any part of the body when the patient wakes up in the morning) in Qatar, the official said there were many patients with the condition.
Dr Mesraoua, who spoke about 'Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy: what is new in Qatar' during a session on epilepsy at the symposium mentioned that about 25 patients aged between eight and 16 years, suffering from the disease are being followed at HMC neurology department.
I found I had juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, which typically starts with having a history of migraines, which I did, and then the sufferer starts collapsing in puberty, then having seizures.
juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, many structural-metabolic (symptomatic) focal epilepsies: relapse occurs with attempted drug withdrawal, treatment usually lifelong
Epilepsies with onset in adolescence included juvenile absence epilepsy, juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, generalized tonic-clonic seizures on awakening, photosensitive epilepsy, mesial temporal lobe epilepsy, progressive myoclonic epilepsy and other partial or generalized epilepsies.
We invited caregivers of 50 patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) related to mesial temporal sclerosis and caregivers of 50 patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) to participate.

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