Abusing his own pattern sensitivity, a mentally retarded boy displayed frequent self-induced seizures resistant to conventional anticonvulsive treatment. Bromocriptine and fenfluramine have been successful in terminating self-induced seizures by means of blocking the photosensitive triggering mechanism. Secondary to this effect, the pathological drive toward seizures diminished. The possible mechanism of action has been discussed briefly.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology