Autism is a neurological disorder involving difficulties relating to and communicating with other persons. Did you know that approximately 1/3 of children with Autism also have Epilepsy and there are many symptom overlaps that make it hard to obtain a diagnosis of both in one child? Children with autism often have abnormal EEGs, as do children with epilepsy, which may add to the difficulty of diagnosing each of these conditions in the same child. Other more detailed tests will often be needed to determine whether the child with autism is also exhibiting abnormal brain wave activity because of epilepsy.
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