Scientists found a link between epilepsy and autism

Scientists-neuroscientists from Mexico found a correlation between autism and epilepsy. The brains of people with autism appeared to be 20-30% more susceptible to seizures.

The study confirms the unified nature of the development of two such different diseases, the same brain areas are involved in the formation of the pathological focus. According to the data obtained, up to 30% of children with autism have a form of epilepsy.

Specialists conducted an experiment on rats to obtain information about the localization process and the mechanisms of its development. Maybe the discovery will help in the development of new drugs for the treatment of epilepsy and autism.

According to one theory, under the action of valproic acid on the nervous system occurs epilepsy and autism. After the introduction of the drug valproic acid in young rats developed symptoms similar to epilepsy.

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