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Temporal Lobe Seizure

I have a 10 year old son who has never had a seizure. I have very briefly spoke with a Psychiatrist from UVA. who advised me to send my son to his Pediatrician or a Neurologist. Would you please give me a description of the symptoms a child would suffer if this was the case.Of course I have already made an appointment but would like to know the symptons. ThNK YOU VERY MUCH
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242606 tn?1243782648
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Dear Ms. Lee,

There are many varieties of seizures. Some seizures begin over the entire surface of the brain. These are called generalized seizures. Others begin in a specific area or location of the brain. These are called partial seizures.

There can be a number of symptoms associated with temporal lobe seizures, a type of partial seizure. They may commence with an 'aura' - a feeling of uneasiness or sensory discomfort, proceeding to a period of staring, during which the person is conscious but not particularly responsive. There can then occur some involuntary motor movements and sometimes unprovoked aggressive behavior. The final stage is one of recovery from the episode and is characterized by some confusion and lack of awareness of what has occurred.

For a more detailed description of such seizures, click on the Search link in this Forum, and type in the words 'temporal lobe seizure'.

Is aggressive behavior the symptom that caused you to seek advice? What makes you concerned about your son?
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Thank you for your information on Temporal Lobe Seizure. My son does show some signs of internal anger and does not know how to get it out. Therefore he does at times lash out at others. His memory is bad and he is not focused. I did send him immediately to his pediatrician and he has been diagnosed with ADD and has been put on Adderall. He shows absolutely no signs of hyper activity though. This should take care of the class and memory part. I will have a psycholoical exam performed as well to address and FIX this anger issue. Im determined to help him lose this anger. Thank you for all your help! This Forum is great.
242606 tn?1243782648
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Dear Ms. Lee,

You're very welcome. It sounds like you're proceeding along sensible lines in obtaining help for your son.
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