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Posted by Debbie Dodson on July 20, 2000 at 18:50:24:

In Reply to: Re: 5 Yr.old Son just diagnosed....complex partial seizures??? posted by Tom on July 20, 2000 at 15:16:03:

Hello Nicole,

My daughter Melissa also had partial complex seizures, although she never had outbursts as you have stated. I say Melissa HAD partial complex seizures. Four years ago she had surgery and has not had a seizure since the day before her surgery. While having a seizure, she would smack her lips and her left arm would draw up close to her chest. Since your Son has ADHD, do you think it could possibly be a combination of the drugs that he is taking? I'm just guessing. My daughter was dianosed at age 5. If you would like to email me my address is [email protected] Good luck to you and your son.


: We have had problems with my 5 yr old son since he was about 18months old and today I took him to see a new doctor who diagnosed him with complex partial seizures on top of his ADHD. In the past I had always been told that my son had ADHD. But I've always thought there was more to it. 95% of the time he's like every little 5 yr. old boy happy, bouncy,noisy. But every now and then from no where he'll have a rage fit which can last anywhere from 10-20 minutes. He becomes extremely aggressive and uncontrolably strong. After one of these attacks he goes very quiet and then acts as if nothing happened. The doctor told me that this could be a partial seizure. Has anyone had any similar diagnosis for this type of behavior? It just doesn't sound to me what I read everyone describing.
: : Any comments appreciated.

: Hi Nichole-

: I am not a doctor, and have no direct experience with partial seizures. I have been reading
: the neurofeedback literature for drug-free or dosage-reducing epilepsy treatments, and recommend
: reading the epilepsy articles online at the main sites:,,
: and Your doctor should be able to help review
: these materials, and hopefully help explore this avenue with an open mind.

: My re-introduction into this came via reading "A Symphony in the Brain", which is a reasonably
: good history/overview of neurofeedback. I would also recommend seeking a QEEG map as a
: starting point; one of the organizations above should be able to direct you to a practitioner.

: Hope this helps-

: -Tom

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