My grandson, 10 yrs, has had atypical petit mal seizures since he was 2 or 3 yrs old. His father saw a doctor a few years ago and he was put on a seizure medication. About 1-1/2 yrs ago he was suddenly taken off of them because they had never "seen one". The seizures were only witnessed by his mother, siblings and me when he was living with his mother. They seemed to happen more when he was tired and we were in the room with him.
He comes from a horribly dysfunctional family life, with parents who fight and step-brothers & sisters in both homes. He goes back and forth, but I know that it's hard for him to be used as a pawn. I mention this to emphasize the stress that he lives with on a constant basis. His behavior has become more and more unacceptable, with the latest incident at school (bullying a child, kicking him and getting friends to go along), resulting in his suspension from school (4th grade) for 2 days.
Do you think there is any possibility that his seizures and behavior may be related? Any thoughts on the matter?
Thanks very much.
This discussion is related to neuropsychology