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Article published on Mar 1, 2005

A Person Can Remain Active In Spite Of Convulsions

Our teenage daughter was a perfectly healthy girl until a few weeks ago. One morning, she suddenly fell on the floor and started jerking. We were very scared and called the ambulance. When she arrived at the emergency room, her jerking movements had stopped. From our description, the doctor told us that she had a... Read More

Article published on Jul 16, 1998

Treatment Of Absence Seizure Is Safe

Our eight-year-old daughter was recently diagnosed to have “absence seizures” that last one to two seconds. Our doctor started her on Depakene and told us that she may outgrow the seizures in a few years. We are concerned about the side effects of this medicine, and the long term outlook of these seizures. Read More