Silently Seizing – Common, Unrecognized and Frequently Missed Seizures and Their Potentially Damaging Impact On Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

At age two, Author Caren Haines’ son was diagnosed with Autism. By the time he was 12, his diagnosis didn’t account for his uncontrollable aggression, the acrid smells that lingered in his mind and the odd voices that screamed at him from inside his head. By the time he was 18, his out-of-control behavior mirrored a mood disorder with psychotic features. Silently seizing begins with a close-up look at this family’s journey and examines a disorder that cannot always be identified in a clinical setting. Backed by up-to-the-minute research, this must-read book includes sections on what autism is, the seizure-autism connection, tips for diagnosing and treating seizures, as well as how to better understand children’s behavior.

© 2012 Haines, Caren RN
Audience: Parent, Professional