Some medications are linked to disorders such as autism or to birth defects when taken during pregnancy. However, that risk must also be balanced against the medication's benefits.
Most children's seizures do not last very long, but some can last over 30 minutes. These are more likely in a child's first three years of life if the child is prone to seizures.
About half of all strokes in infants and children result in bleeding in the brain. According to past studies, this bleeding may have a link to epilepsy.
Memory is often an area of concern for people with epilepsy. For children who are just learning about the world around them, memory can be of particular importance to their physical, mental, emotional and social development.
There is no known single cause for autism. However, certain diseases or medications during pregnancy have been linked to autism. One culprit may be a medication used to treat epilepsy.