Sometimes parents don’t get any hint whatsoever about their child’s health condition – especially when they have epilepsy. In case of absence seizures – when children get them for the first time – parents find it very difficult to understand such type of seizures. Absence seizures – a type of non-epileptic seizures – thus go unnoticed both by the parents and teachers.
The concern of parents and doctors do not end here as most of the Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) are often misdiagnosed as epilepsy. Furthermore, even pseudo seizures often go unnoticed and undiagnosed.
In addition, the problems do not end here as the symptoms due to low blood sugar levels, low blood pressure, abnormal heartbeats, psychological issues and emotional stress resembles seizures. Owing to these reasons epilepsy in children is often misdiagnosed.
Irrespective of the odds, a child neurologist has the expertise to diagnose epilepsy in children.
Therefore, you should go to a child neurologist who has specialized training, experience and expertise to deal with the underlying neurological problems of your child – to rule out whether the problems are due to epilepsy or something else.