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September 8, 2016

Struggling at school? Your child could be having absence seizures

An absence seizure is one of those conditions that you can easily miss. The reason for this, is that the symptoms can be very subtle: a slight abnormality in your brain simply causes a brief attention-cut. It may not be the reason for your child struggling at school, but if it is, diagnosis and treatment can make a world of difference! What is an absence seizure? Absence seizures are caused by a short disturbance (usually 15 seconds or less) of brain function from abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Normally, the brain's nerve cells communicate with one another by firing…
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