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141 Possible Causes for Staring Spells

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    We report the case of a school-age child with a history of hearing loss presenting with staring spells.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] spells but he then continued to have behavioral issues.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Electroencephalography (EEG) revealed a pattern consistent with absence epilepsy, and the patient was started on antiepileptic medication with decreased frequency of staring[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Absence Seizure

    A typical absence seizure manifests as a staring spell that can last between 10 and 30 seconds.[epilepsy.about.com] In seven children, 5-11 years old, who presented with spells of staring or unresponsiveness, hyperventilation reproduced clinical spells that were accompanied on the EEG by[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] So they look like a sort of eye roll or an eye deviation and a staring spell. Steve Wolf MD: I’ll act it for you.[howcast.com]

  • Epilepsy

    Or, the seizure may cause staring spells, sometimes with unusual repetitive movements.[familydoctor.org] Others cause confusion and staring spells.[aarp.org] A TLE seizure can look like a staring spell, or the person may engage in pointless repetitive behaviors, called automatisms.[everydayhealth.com]

  • Severe Brain Damage

    Other types may cause slight tremors of the face, or staring spells. Please notify the nurse or doctor if you see any of these signs.[headinjury.com]

  • Myoclonic Seizures

    About a third of patients also have atypical absence seizures consistent of staring spells.[docneuro.com] The types of seizures that can happen in JME and their symptoms are: Absence seizure starts suddenly in the middle of activity and ends abruptly "blanking out" or staring[kidshealth.org] When are staring spells epileptic and what kind of seizures are they? For me, this was a good opportunity to read Lennox’s thoughts on this.[epilepsygenetics.net]

  • Status Epilepticus

    Snapshot 23 year old man, history of two traumatic brain injuries and subsequent epilepsy which present as an unresponsive staring spell with automatism of his left hand opening[medbullets.com]

  • Hypomagnesemia

    Six months after the diagnosis, he had regained 50-60% of his speech and had no further staring spells or motor seizure activity after the initial episode.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Migraine Headache Equivalent

    Posted at 21:11h in Headache Fact Sheets This term applies to migraine that exhibits itself in a form other than head pain. A diagnosis of migraine equivalent is determined by a previous history of migraine attacks, no evidence of organic or physical lesions, and the replacement of normal headaches by an equivalent[…][headaches.org]

  • Continuous Spike-and-Slow-Waves during Sleep

    A few months later, he began having very brief staring spells.[complexchild.org] During our first visit, she witnessed a very brief staring spell.[complexchild.org] Soon thereafter when Joshua turned five, his staring spells became longer and more frequent. He also began having facial twitches and became increasingly clumsy.[complexchild.org]

  • Generalized Clonic or Tonic-Clonic Seizures

    These can be typical or atypical absence seizures (staring spells).[epilepsyidaho.org]

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