VIDEO GAME SEIZURES

Seizures caused by the brightly flashing images in video games are more common than most people realize. They can happen even in people with no history of seizures. Most individuals with this type of visual sensitivity (a condition often called photosensitive epilepsy) have their first seizure before knowing they need to be careful around the flash, flicker, spatial patterns, and intense colors in video games. This site explains what you should know so that you can be alert for signs of seizures in yourself and others.
                                             

Visit my blog Seizures from Video Games for discussion of medical research findings, commentary on game industry news, and accounts of real people with video game seizures. You can also learn more about me there. 




 DECEMBER 11, 2018


A MIND UNRAVELED: SURVIVING SEIZURES, MEDS, AND BAD NEUROLOGISTS 
If you’ve ever encountered insensitivity, condescension, or dismissiveness from clinicians diagnosing or treating seizures, you may find it difficult to maintain your composure while reading portions of Kurt Eichenwald’s riveting new memoir, A Mind Unraveled. Eichenwald, an accomplished author and journalist currently at Newsweek and Vanity Fair, chronicles years of poorly controlled epilepsy, incompetent medical care, employment and health insurance hurdles, and efforts to expel him from Swarthmore because of his seizures.

The book mentions his photosensitive seizures
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The memoir is an excellent read, particularly for anyone who’s lived with or cared for someone with epilepsy.