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13 yr old ... seizure activity or behavioral?
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13 yr old ... seizure activity or behavioral?

My son is 13 years old with cerebral palsy and seizure disorder.  He began having seizures at six months of age.   When he was much younger (maybe 3 or 4 years old), his eyes would roll back and he would shake his head bac k and forth (as if to say no).  It would happen sporadically and the doctor could never figure out what was going on.  These "episodes" went away but have returned within the last month to six weeks.  He does this only when sitting up and they happen at all times of the day.   I have video'd these episodes and the neurologist doesnt think it's a seizure.  He thinks it is a behavioral thing.  Has anyone seen this, heard of it, any suggestions?
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Hi!
It is important to find the cause of head nodding. Go for an eye checkup and see whether the head nodding is due to head compensating for a nystagmus or repetitive eye movement. The other possibility is an essential tremor. It can also be psychogenic. Nodding can also be due to dystonia and cerebellar problems. This needs a detailed check up by a neurologist. It can also be rhythmic movement disorder, autism or pervasive developmental disorder. It can also be a sleep disorder. Please also consult a psychologist and a sleep specialist. Take care!

The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.
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