Epilepsy and Autism: Does the study of one help us understand the other? (via Autism Speaks Official Blog)

Staff Blogger, Leanne Chukoskie, Ph.D., Asst. Dir. Science Communication and Special Projects Epilepsy is a common comorbidity in autism, occurring in as many as 30% of all cases.  In overnight or 24 hour EEG studies, atypical brain activity known as spikes or epileptiform activity—that looks somewhat like brain activity during seizure but does not occur with a seizure—has been measured in as many as 60% of autism cases.  What can this atypical b … Read More

via Autism Speaks Official Blog

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