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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Fahimeh Shojaei, M.D.,

Overview

Common triggers of seizure include: Sleep deprivation, fever, light flashing, hyperventilation, alcohol, physical stress such as physical exercise or illness, psychological stress, depression.

Risk Factors

Common risk factors of seizure include:[1][2][3]

References

  1. Løyning Y (August 1993). "[Seizures and traffic risks]". Tidsskr. Nor. Laegeforen. (in Norwegian). 113 (18): 2231. PMID 8362382.
  2. Thapar A, Kerr M, Harold G (January 2009). "Stress, anxiety, depression, and epilepsy: investigating the relationship between psychological factors and seizures". Epilepsy Behav. 14 (1): 134–40. doi:10.1016/j.yebeh.2008.09.004. PMID 18824131.
  3. LEVIN M (February 1950). "The pathogenesis of narcoleptic and epileptic seizures occurring under acute emotional stress". J. Nerv. Ment. Dis. 111 (2): 101–8. PMID 15409992.

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