The Seizure Prognosis of Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy

Hiroo Matsuoka

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Abstract: Thirty‐two patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) were studied to evaluate the seizure prognosis. The response to antiepileptic drugs ww excellent in 68%, but the patients, who had much more focal discharges on EEG and were sensitive to neuropsychological EEG activations at the beginning of treatment, had an unfavorable outcome. A combination of absence seizure alone resulted in the excellent prognosis for both absence and myoclonic seizures, and a combination of generalized tonic‐clonic seizure on awakening related to rare myoclonic seizures. These findings suggest that the outcome of JME would be predicted by the EEG abnormality and the combination of the other types of seizures, which are probably determined by the pathophysiology at the beginning of treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-296
Number of pages4
JournalPsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Jun


  • grand mal epilepsy on awakening
  • juvenile myoclonic epilepsy
  • myoclonic seizure
  • neuropsychological EEG activation
  • prognosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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