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Idea from Corey Kagan Whelan

Title

Is your autistic child at risk for seizures?

Summary

The mechanism linking epilepsy to autism spectrum disorders is currently unknown. What is known is that kids on the lower end of the spectrum are around 35 percent more likely to have both diagnoses than the general population. Many parents are not aware of this statistic, making them unprepared, and terrified, when they see their child seize for the first time. A mom recently told me that she thought her son was “frying his brain,” when she witnessed his first seizure. Is your child at risk?

Author

Corey Kagan Whelan

Industry Category

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Keywords

  • autism
  • epilepsy
  • seizure
  • Links

  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3806917/