Crash
    January 21, 2003
    Tingling Sensations

    Dr. Greene's Answer: It's worth checking with a neurologist about ongoing tingling like that. Migraines cause it in some kids, and sometimes it is the only symptom of the migraines. But it can also be…

    Seizures and Genetics
    January 16, 2003
    Seizures and Genetics

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Seizure disorders do sometimes run in families. In general, epilepsy occurs in 0.5 to 1 percent of the population. In families with epilepsy, it can be much higher, but still each…

    Nervous Tics
    January 15, 2003
    Nervous Tics

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Tics are common--more common than most people think. They are repeated, involuntary muscle movements and they often do increase during times of stress, including things like the s…

    Tourette Syndrome
    November 4, 2002
    Tourette Syndrome: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Gilles de la Tourette syndrome, tics, PANDA Introduction to tourette syndrome: The great English poet, author, and conversationalist, Dr. Samuel Johnson, is believed to have had Tour…

    Café-au-lait spots and Neurofibromatosis
    June 19, 1999
    Café-au-lait spots and Neurofibromatosis

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Both Joseph (John) Merrick, the Elephant Man, and Quasimodo, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, are dramatic examples that have shaped our perceptions of neurofibromatosis. NF, also kno…

    Neurofibromatosis
    June 19, 1999
    Neurofibromatosis

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Neurofibromatosis (a.k.a. von Recklinghausen's disease) is a genetic disorder of the nervous system that causes benign tumors to form on the nerves anywhere in the body at any tim…

    Could it be a Seizure?
    July 6, 1998
    Could it be a Seizure?

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: These could be seizures. Normally our brains coordinate the intricate affairs of our bodies with an orchestra of electrical impulses. Occasionally this harmonious energy is interr…

    What Causes Seizures
    July 6, 1998
    Seizures Causes

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: A burst of simultaneous, contradictory signals from brain cells is called a seizure or convulsion. The most common cause of seizures in childhood is the rapid onset of a high feve…

    Partial Seizures
    July 6, 1998
    Partial Seizures

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Uncontrolled muscle activity is the most common form of partial seizure. This can either be tonic (increased muscle tone) or clonic (rhythmic muscle contractions). Usually this in…

    Generalized Seizures
    July 6, 1998
    Generalized Seizures

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Generalized seizures are disruptions of both sides of the brain at once, and as a result, usually include an impairment or loss of consciousness. The classic tonic-clonic or grand…

    med823001
    June 11, 1998
    Adrenoleukodystrophy

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Adrenoleukodystrophy is one of the genetic neurodegenerative disorders. The hallmark of this group of disorders is a slow but progressive deterioration of brain function. These di…

    Sphingolipidoses
    June 11, 1998
    Sphingolipidoses

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The sphingolipidoses include six specific diseases: Niemann-Pick disease, Gaucher disease, Krabbe disease (globoid cell leukodystrophy), metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD), GM1 ga…

    Sialidosis
    June 11, 1998
    Sialidosis

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Sialidosis is a genetic neurodegenerative disease. The hallmark of this group of disorders is a slow but progressive deterioration of brain function. There are actually four categ…

    Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses
    June 11, 1998
    Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses

    Dr. Greene's Answer: There are four categories of genetic neurodegenerative disorders: sphingolipidoses, neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses, adrenoleukodystrophy, and sialidosis. The hallmark of this grou…

    Neurodegenerative Disorders
    June 11, 1998
    The Heartbreak of Neurodegenerative Disorders

    Dr. Greene's Answer: What a heart-wrenching saga, T.M.! Childhood, at its core, is a time of amazing growth and development. As parents, we thrill as our little ones achieve each new developmental mil…

    Treating Febrile Seizures
    March 10, 1997
    Treating Febrile Seizures

    Dr. Greene's Answer: During the seizure, leave your child on the floor, although you may want to slide a blanket under him if the floor is hard. Move him only if he is in a dangerous location. Loosen …