Accession Number : AD0739681

Title :   First Seizures and Episodes of Unconsciousness in Adult Males: A Three-Year Follow-Up,

Corporate Author : NAVY MEDICAL NEUROPSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH UNIT SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Johnson,Laverne C. ; DeBolt,William L. ; Long,Michael T. ; Ross,John J. ; Sassin,Jon F.

Report Date : NOV 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to determine how many patients experiencing their first seizure after entry into service would have a second seizure. Seventy-seven males, mean age 23.2, range 17-48, admitted to the Neurology Service of Naval Hospital, San Diego, with a diagnosis of possible epilepsy were studied. Criteria for selection were no history of seizures, no previous hospitalization for possible epilepsy, and no diagnosis or hospitalization for chronic alcoholosm. Extensive neurological, EEG, psychiatric, psychological, and laboratory examinations were done. Patients were returned to duty without medication regardless of the opinion of the research staff as to the presence or absence of a convulsive disorder. It the patient were not readmitted before the end of the first year, he was recalled for a one-year follow-up. Patients completing the one-year follow-up were recalled at the end of two additional years if they had not been readmitted during this period and were still in the Navy. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CONVULSIVE DISORDERS, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE)), (*MILITARY MEDICINE, CONVULSIVE DISORDERS), SYNCOPE, EPILEPSY, NEUROLOGY, PSYCHIATRY, MEDICAL EXAMINATION, MALES, ADULTS, NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE