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Staring Seizures

I have a 8 year old grandson whose mother was told he has staring seizures.  His father (my son) was diagnosed with Jacksonian Epilepsy when he was 18 months old.  He has since grown out of these seizures (he did at 14).  Could the staring seizure be hereditary?  How is it diagnosed since the individual who informed my daughter in law of this was a social worker?
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Hi, these seizures are hereditary. EEG is done to diagnose the cases. Nothing to worry about much as they don’t affect  intelligence. For more information visit http://www.emedicine.com/NEURO/topic3.htm
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