Your doctor will take a detailed history from you and observers to help determine if you have
epilepsy. The history may include questions about:
Your doctor may perform a physical exam. Special attention will be given to your nervous system. Tests will be taken to see if you might have epilepsy, and if so, what type of seizures you have.
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http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T900174/Epilepsy-in-children. Updated December 8, 2016. Accessed February 6, 2017.
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Last reviewed February 2017 by Rimas Lukas, MD
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