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There are many ways you can help children and their families get the care they need.
If your child is experiencing unexplained seizures, your physician will want to answer these questions:
A neurologist will review your child’s medical and family history and perform a specialized exam. You may be asked:
Many conditions other than epilepsy—such as stroke, fainting, problems with heartbeat or breath-holding spells—can cause symptoms that sometimes look like seizures. To confirm that a child has epilepsy and to better understand it, testing may include:
Many of these tests are performed on an outpatient basis, meaning that your child doesn’t have to stay overnight. If your child is deemed a candidate for surgery, more extensive testing will be done requiring a hospital stay.
While diagnosing the epilepsy itself, physicians will also watch for related problems, such as learning or behavior difficulties or depression. Neuropsychologists can conduct specialized testing to monitor your child’s cognitive abilities, learning, behavior, emotional well-being and social function. This will help in developing strategies so your child can function at the highest possible level.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”