Seizures, Brain Development and Personality Research Paper

Seizures, Brain Development and Personality
A look at how seizures effect children and adults and essentially can change a persons personality.
# 119547 | 1,545 words | 14 sources | APA | 2010
Published on May 09, 2010 in Medical and Health (General)


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Description:

This paper examines how seizures and recurring seizures (epilepsy) damage the brain or occur when the brain has already been damaged. It looks at how they affect babies, children, and adults and can lead to permanent problems. The paper also discusses how seizures, along with medication can change a person's outlook on everything and essentially change his personality and brain development.

Outline:
Abstract
The Effects of Seizures on Children
The Effects of Seizures on Older People
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"To really understand the definition of a seizure, one must understand the brain. The brain is a complex organ that contains roughly 15-33 billion neurons that control and receive electrical impulses. Electrical impulses allow neurons to communicate with one another, control muscles and process information. When there is abnormal or excessive electrical activity in the brain, a seizure occurs. It is not completely understood why neurons start to misfire. Some known causes are high fever, brain infections, metabolic disorders, inadequate oxygen supply to the brain, structural damage to the brain, abnormalities present or occurring at birth, fluid accumulation in the brain, prescription drugs, recreational drugs, withdrawal of a drug after heavy use, and exposure to toxins."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Adamolekun, Bola, MD. (March 2008). Seizure Disorders. Retrieved April 12, 2010, from http://www.merck.com/mmhe/sec06/ch085/ch085a.html
  • Barr, William, Ph.D., ABPP. (September 22, 2003). Is there an epileptic personality? Retrieved April 12, 2010, from http://www.epilepsy.com/articles/ar_1064250059
  • Berger, Kathleen Stassen. (2008). The Developing Person Through Childhood and Adolescence (Weiss, Vivien, Ed). New York, NY
  • Christopher, Frank L., MD, FAAEM. (2010). Seizures in Children. Retrieved April 12, 2010, from http://www.emedicinehealth.com/seizures_in_children/article_em.htm
  • Ko, David Y, MD & Sahai-Srivastava, Soma, MD. (May 6, 2009). Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizures. Retrieved April 10, 2010, from http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1184608-followup

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