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Convulsive seizures; how to deal with them.

Tracy Jackson Putnam

Convulsive seizures; how to deal with them.

by Tracy Jackson Putnam

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Published by Lippincott in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Convulsions,
  • Epilepsy

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination160 p. ;
    Number of Pages160
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22793886M

      Generalised onset seizures almost always affect your awareness in some way, so the terms ‘aware’ or ‘impaired awareness’ aren’t used for them. 3. Whether the seizure involves movement or not. Seizures can also be split into motor seizures, which means they involve movement, or non-motor seizures, which means they don’t involve movement. do not give anything to drink during or shortly after a seizure. Special situations. Prolonged seizure or status epilepticus, as well as clonic or tonic-clonic seizures lasting more than 5 minutes require the use of rescue treatment (see Question 10). We recommend to have a written emergency plan prepared and explained by your child’s doctor.

      These “funny” experiences continued to increase until Elizabeth’s epilepsy was finally diagnosed at age 12 when she experienced several convulsive (or tonic-clonic) seizures. With medication she did not have any more convulsive seizures, but she did continue to have partial seizures until age 15 when she and her doctor finally found Reviews: 6.   If you suffer with seizures, know that it is a spiritual experience, though still requires medical management. If I can help you with the spiritual aspects of it, feel free to schedule a session. Kelley, My daughter (BA), who is thirteen, recently began having seizures. They say she is not epileptic, that the seizures are pyschogenic.

    Seizures are frightening events. They frighten the patients who experience them; they frighten those who witness them; they also frighten many physicians who have to deal with them. Most individuals with seizures present to family physicians or to emergency room physicians. However, despite the fact that seizures are among the most common neurological conditions, most general practitioners. *depression, and importantly *seizures and *seizure medication, etc. Some seizure types are more likely to cause problems with thinking. Older seizure medications may be more likely to cause greater problems with thinking. EVERY person is different and needs to be approached individually: There are solutions available to help you!


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Convulsive seizures; how to deal with them by Tracy Jackson Putnam Download PDF EPUB FB2

Convulsions are different from seizures. They're involuntary movements of the body and can be caused by many medical conditions such as epilepsy, low Author: Ann Pietrangelo.

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A book which would treat of "epilepsy" has one other requirement which it must meet—it must help to brush away the superstitions, fears and inaccurate concepts which have grown up about the convulsive states of unknown origin.

Convulsive Seizures: How to Deal with Them, a Manual for Patients, Their Families and Friends. JAMA. ;(6. There are numerous reasons why someone may have a seizure (convulsion / fit). One of the most well known causes is a medical condition called Epilepsy where the electrical activity in the brain is disorganised.

However there can be a variety of other causes including:Head injuriesDrugs / AlcoholPoisoningLow blood sugar (Hypoglycaemia)In infants, high temperatures (febrile convulsions).Seizures. Most seizures end in a few minutes.

These are general steps to help someone who is having any type seizure: Stay with the person until the seizure ends and he or she is fully awake. After it ends, help the person sit in a safe place. Once they are alert and able to communicate, tell them what happened in. Seizure first aid is a matter of taking precautions.

You're most likely to need it for a generalized tonic-clonic seizure. Keep other people out of the way. Note: The words convulsion and seizure often are used interchangeably, but physiologically they are different events: A seizure occurs due to an electrical disturbance in the brain, while a convulsion describes the involuntary action of jerking and contraction.

It is possible, for example, to have an epileptic seizure without convulsions. This is a small book, but full of meat, and expressed in unusually readable terms. It is well within the capacity of the layman to understand; yet it includes the best of current thought on this important subject.

The author is particularly to be commended for sounding a hopeful note without at the. Epilepsy is a condition that starts in the brain and causes seizures in which the patient loses consciousness and has convulsions.

He also jerks his arms and legs along with trembling and frothing from the mouth. The lesser known fact about epilepsy is that there are many types of epileptic conditions-over 40 - and similarly, there are numerous drugs available to treat your epileptic disorder.

If you want to do something for the person, focus on keeping them safe. What Seizures Look Like. The type of seizure most people will think of is the generalized tonic-clonic seizure, better known. For example, if a child has a generalized tonic-clonic seizure (this is the type of seizure people tend to be most familiar with, as it may involve obvious signs such as falling, shaking, or jerking), an adult should ease them onto the floor, remove any nearby objects that are hard or sharp, put something soft under their head, turn them onto.

Signs of a seizure can differ in patients and in the way the episodes unfold. The most common types of seizures include convulsions and loss of consciousness.

Other symptoms might include arms and legs jerking, mouth trembling or a blank gaze. Seizures are generally categorized as either partial or primary generalized. If I were able to simply avoid all the situations that trigger my seizures which in most cases are stress-induced, I believe that I could live seizure-free without medication.

But that is not possible. What IS possible - is for me to overcome the situations that trigger my seizures. Types of seizures. Major seizures involve convulsions, which are stiffening and/or jerking movements of the limbs. These seizures are often called convulsive seizures, tonic-clonic seizures, or a fit.

Some children may have minor seizures where they 'go blank' and stare for a few seconds or minutes. General seizure first aid includes care and comfort steps that should be done for anyone during or after a seizure.

The goal is to keep someone safe and know when more help is needed. Everyone should be taught these simple seizure first aid steps. Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain. People are diagnosed with epilepsy when they have had two or more seizures. There are many types of seizures.

A person with epilepsy can have more than one type of seizure. The signs of a seizure depend on the type of seizure. Sometimes it is hard to tell when a person is having a seizure. Whatever the reason and type of seizure, knowing how to deal with it will help a parent to remain focused and effective in ensuring the health of their child.

Body heat and seizures. A common cause of seizures is a rapid rise in body heat, as seen when a child is ill and suffering with a fever. Seizures are frightening events. They frighten the patients who experience them; they frighten those who witness them; they also frighten many physicians who have to deal with them.

Most individuals with seizures present to family physicians or to emergency room physicians. However, despite the fact that seizures are among the most common Reviews: 3. People with epilepsy don't always need to go to hospital every time they have a seizure.

Some people with epilepsy wear a special bracelet or carry a card to let medical professionals and anyone witnessing a seizure know they have epilepsy. The charity Epilepsy Action has more information on seizures that last longer than 5 minutes.Learn everything you want about Seizures and Febrile Convulsions with the wikiHow Seizures and Febrile Convulsions Category.

Learn about topics such as How to Avoid Food Triggered Seizures, How to Stop Taking Gabapentin, How to Help Someone Who Is Having a Seizure, and more with our helpful step-by-step instructions with photos and videos.Focal seizures Without impaired consciousness or responsiveness With motor or autonomic components Involving subjective sensory or psychic phenomena (aura) With impaired consciousness or responsiveness Evolving to a bilateral convulsive seizure Generalized seizures Absence seizures Typical vs Atypical Tonic-clonic seizures Myoclonic seizures.