Lege Artis Medicinae

[Clinical importance of the initial symptoms of epileptic seizures]

RAJNA Péter, VERES Judit, CSIBRI Éva

JANUARY 20, 2001

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2001;11(01)

[The evaluation of initial symptoms of epileptic seizures (ISE) and the development of methods of epilepsy therapy through counteracting the seizure spread both support the view that the joint use of localisation and holistic approach is successful. ISE, which were found to occur often, take a prominent place in the organization of seizure, therefore it is considered to have therapeutical potential. An important area of its applications consist of methods based on the interruption of ISE. Beside clinical experience, its efficiency is established neurophisiologically by the experimental model of epileptic neuron network and the possible selfregulation of cortical activity. The psychological effect of these active methods is beneficial, so coping and conservation of social functions are more successful. There is empirical evidence that in a significant portion of epileptic patients the initial symptoms may supplement therapy by the development of behavioral strategies avoiding seizure or counteracting its spread.]

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