Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy

P. V. Motika, D. C. Bergen

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Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy is a genetic form of generalized epilepsy presenting between ages 12 and 18 characterized by myoclonic seizures, generalized tonic-clonic seizures, and occasionally absence seizures in the setting of normal development and physical examination. Electroencephalography can be useful as an aid to the history and physical examination in diagnosis. The treatment consists of antiepileptic medications which are required for decades, possibly for life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Movement Disorders
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9780123741059
ISBN (Print)9780123741011
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Absence
  • Electroencephalogram
  • Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy
  • Myoclonus
  • Seizure
  • Tonic-clonic
  • Valproic acid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Neuroscience


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