Myoclonic seizures affect a small number of children and adults with
epilepsy of unknown cause (idiopathic). In children
and teens with
juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, the seizures seem to
occur most often after waking up or while falling asleep.
If you have been diagnosed with epilepsy, you will have many questions. One of the first will probably be, "How can my epilepsy be treated?" There is no single answer to this question. That is because doctors have identified hundreds of different epilepsy syndromes, which involve many different types of seizures.
Your epilepsy may be inherited, or it may not. One study has found that some people with epilepsy have inherited an abnormally active version of a gene that makes them resistant to drugs...