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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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Bacteria and viruses have been related to the pathogenesis of schizophrenia, autism and primary seizure disorder [23-31].
As with many other chronic maternal conditions, these recommendations must be evaluated in the context of appropriate treatment for the mother with a seizure disorder, in consideration of any treatment changes before pregnancy occurs, and in consideration of the safety of alternative medications.
Because epilepsy is a term for a seizure disorder with a multitude of potential causes, depending on the individual case, it does not make sense to discuss cure as much as seizure control, which is achieved for 60 to 70% of those with epilepsy (Fraser et al.
Because LGS is not a common seizure disorder, many families struggle to find local support, and some may never have had the opportunity to connect in person with another family coping with the condition," said Christina SanInocencio, president, Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Foundation.
Benjamin developed a seizure disorder following Botox injections.
Endogenous digoxin has been related to the pathogenesis of schizophrenia, autism and primary seizure disorder [2].
Doolin, seeking court permission and funding for electroencephalogram telemetry testing for his client to determine whether he suffers from a seizure disorder.
Individuals who reported ever having had epilepsy or a seizure disorder were more likely than those without a self-reported epilepsy diagnosis to have ever had depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, sleep disorder, or migraine, Ruth Ottman, Ph.
He said: "My son Jett suffered from a seizure disorder and he was autistic.
The author's life has been the subject of numerous medical and psychiatric analyses, and the effects of alcoholism (1) and seizure disorder (2) on his creativity have been studied.