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Shohei Harase, MD (Neurology)

Dr. Harase spent his junior and senior high school years in Finland and the U.S. After graduating from the University of Washington (Bachelor of Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology), he worked for Apple Japan Inc. before entering the University of the Ryukyus School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Okinawa Prefectural Chubu Hospital, where he received the Best Resident Award in 2016 and 2017. In 2021, he joined the Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, specializing in hyperacute stroke.

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  • Memory breaks

  • Twitching

  • Drowsy

  • Unable to recall name

  • Fever seizures (with fever of >100.4°F / 38°C)

  • Does not respond to instructions

  • The first seizure

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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder where brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures of varying durations and severities. It can affect people of any age and may be caused by genetic disorders or brain injuries, such as stroke.

Symptoms of epilepsy

  • Fluctuations in severity of seizure (suspected status epilepticus)

  • Abnormal behavior

  • Seizure

  • Todd's paralysis

  • Biting tongue when losing consciousness

  • Confused or forgetful after waking up from fainting episode

  • Seizure with movements on only one side of the body

  • History of brain tumour

Questions your doctor may ask to check for epilepsy

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose epilepsy

  • Have you noticed or been told that you have been acting strangely, differently from usual?

  • Have you had a seizure?

  • Do you bite your tongue when losing consciousness?

  • Were you confused or had memory problems after regaining consciousness?

  • Did you have a seizure (fit) which involved only one side of your body?

Treatment for epilepsy

Seizures can be controlled with medications and lifestyle changes. Treatment regimens vary from person to person. For some, surgery or implantable devices can help.

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References

  • Beghi E, Giussani G, Sander JW. The natural history and prognosis of epilepsy. Epileptic Disord. 2015 Sep;17(3):243-53. doi: 10.1684/epd.2015.0751. PMID: 26234761.

    https://www.jle.com/fr/revues/epd/e-docs/the_natural_history_and_prognosis_of_epilepsy_305192/article.phtml

  • Manford M. Recent advances in epilepsy. J Neurol. 2017 Aug;264(8):1811-1824. doi: 10.1007/s00415-017-8394-2. Epub 2017 Jan 24. PMID: 28120042; PMCID: PMC5533817.

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00415-017-8394-2

  • Thijs RD, Surges R, O'Brien TJ, Sander JW. Epilepsy in adults. Lancet. 2019 Feb 16;393(10172):689-701. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32596-0. Epub 2019 Jan 24. PMID: 30686584.

    https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(18)32596-0/fulltext

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Shohei Harase

Shohei Harase, MD (Neurology)

Dr. Harase spent his junior and senior high school years in Finland and the U.S. After graduating from the University of Washington (Bachelor of Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology), he worked for Apple Japan Inc. before entering the University of the Ryukyus School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Okinawa Prefectural Chubu Hospital, where he received the Best Resident Award in 2016 and 2017. In 2021, he joined the Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, specializing in hyperacute stroke.

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