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    the type and location of the activity in the brain during a seizure. This information can then be used for making the right diagnosis. EEG also useful in the investigation and management of patients with epilepsy. The presence of “epileptiform” activity in the EEG of a patient with suspected epilepsy does not establish the diagnosis beyond doubt because similar activity may occasionally be found in patients who have never had a seizure. It is, however, one more factor that must be taken into account

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    system. The Vietnam War caused great destruction in Laos, and so the Lee family migrated to America, after spending a short time in refugee camps in Thailand. After settling in America, Foua gives birth to Lia, who unbeknownst to them will suffer from epilepsy soon after she is born. For four years, little Lia is admitted to hospital seventeen times, after suffering both grand and petit mal seizures. Through miscommunication and a failure to understand each other’s cultural differences, both the parents

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    mother, stated that, “They’d work for awhile, but the seizures always came back with a vengeance.” Charlotte, also known as Charlie, was then taken to a specialist in Chicago. “The specialist put Charlie on a Ketogenic diet frequently used to treat epilepsy that’s high in fat and low in carbohydrates.” Although the diet controlle... ... middle of paper ... ...ntinuous seizures.” All of the medication stopped Jordan from being able to talk or eat. Her mother stated: “the drugs take her personality

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    Manipulation of the Audience's Emotions in the Film Let Him Have It My overall impressions of the film are basically to the point that it was very successful in manipulating my feelings, to feel for Derek Bentley. Throughout the film, I was manipulated by many means, to believe that Derek was innocent, and should not have been hanged, as he, the film manipulates us to believe, has done nothing wrong. The definition of manipulation is this: "With skill, to influence by unfair means or cunning

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    known as epilepsy. This disease reaches beyond affecting only Jean-Christophe and disturbs the life of those that surround him, most notably his family and his only brother Pierre-François. The novel is centered on how Jean Christophe’s epilepsy changes throughout his life and how the family deals with the disease, as the condition seems to progress. The polarization of inevitability emerges in the actions of how Jean-Christophe and Pierre-François deal with the omniscient presence of epilepsy in their

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    director decides to set the start of the film during the Blitz with Derek Bentley buried in rubble. This suggests that the being buried under rubble during the Blitz has caused Derek to have brain damage which would explain his low mental age and his epilepsy. Straight away you see Derek having a fit which creates sympathy from the viewer, sympathy which is drawn out over the duration of the film. When this scene opens, it starts off with an establishing shot of the road where the Bentley's live,

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    An ALS ambulance crew was dispatched to a 69 year old obese male whom upon their arrival was seizing. The crew suspected this seizure was due to his past history of epilepsy, but because of the patients altered conscious state the paramedics had to consider and rule out other possible causes for his convolutions. Seizures can be caused by many factors. For paramedics, determining the cause is far less important then managing the complications that can be caused by the seizure and to recognize

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    effective than marijuana. In this comment, I will be discussing the recent studies of the medical usage of cannabis. Based on those researches, I argue that cannabis can be a safe and effective treatment to a number of illness, such as cancer, AIDs, epilepsy and glaucoma. In addition, marijuana often provides unique benefits which other drugs fails to provide. Therefore due to its health and medicinal values, cannabis should be legalized. Origin and Components Scientifically known as cannabis sativia

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    Automatism And Insanity

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    as absolute discharge. On the other hand, the defence of automatism may results in a simple acquittal. According to Law Commission, the most common diagnosis for those found not guilty by reason of insanity is schizophrenia, then mood disorders, epilepsy and postictal state1. The insanity defence is defined by the M’Naughten Rules2 which state that it must be proved that the defendant, at the time of the act, was under a defect of reason, derived from disease of the mind3 and that he wasn’t aware

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    Stress. Just the word alone conjures up feelings of angst, tension, lack of control, and mental anguish, according to my personal interpretation. My motives behind selecting the topic of stress as the focal point of my personal adjustment paper stems from my familiarity with its effects, most of which have been somewhat negative - that have often resulted from the constant stressors of playing the role of both college student and full-time worker, trying to effectively manage the two extremes to

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