Do some Photosensitive epileptics desire seizures?

Can you have photosensitive epilepsy without seizures?

Photosensitive epilepsy is when seizures are triggered by flashing lights or contrasting light and dark patterns. Photosensitive epilepsy is not common but it may be diagnosed when you have an EEG test. Flashing or patterned effects can make people with or without epilepsy feel disorientated, uncomfortable or unwell.

Can you get a seizure from photosensitive?

For about 3% of people with epilepsy, exposure to flashing lights at certain intensities or to certain visual patterns can trigger seizures. This condition is known as photosensitive epilepsy.

What does photosensitive epilepsy feel like?

People with photosensitive epilepsy have seizures that are triggered by: Flashing lights. Bold, contrasting visual patterns (such as stripes or checks) Overexposure to video games.

How long after flashing light do seizures occur?

For the most part it requires at least a few seconds of flashing to cause a seizure. For most people, the most troublesome frequency range is 10 to 20 flashes per second.

What can trigger photosensitive epilepsy?

Photosensitive epilepsy is when you experience seizures after exposure to flashing or flickering lights. It’s most commonly triggered by watching television or playing video games, but it can also be triggered by natural light and static images with highly contrasting patterns.

Which type of epilepsy syndrome is linked to photosensitivity?

Versive seizures with visual hallucinations was the only focal seizure type related to photosensitivity. Of the syndromes of generalised epilepsy, only childhood absence epilepsy, juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, and epilepsy with grand mal on awakening were related to photosensitivity.

Can too much screen time cause seizures?

Too much texting and exposure to computer screens – electronic stress – can set off an epileptic attack. Factors like emotional stress, skipping meals, sleep deprivation, fatigue, smoking, alcohol consumption, etc. can also trigger seizures in persons with epilepsy.