Generalized 3 Hz spike and wave discharges in a child with childhood absence epilepsy ( Source- Wikipedia ) .
Researchers also employed a unique method to quantify the extent to which autistic characteristics were related to perceived mild seizure activity, with patients instructed to rate their usual behaviour on each assessment and, at the same time, rate their behaviour again when they perceived that they were having mild seizure activity.
According to results published in the medical journal Epilepsy & Behavior, significantly higher levels of social responsiveness issues were related to having a diagnosis of epilepsy and were perceived by adults with epilepsy to increase during mild seizure activity, with these scores positively correlating with antiepileptic drug control.
By contrast, no difference was found for repetitive behaviour scores in those with epilepsy and those without.
More information: "Autistic characteristics in adults with epilepsy and perceived seizure activity." Epilepsy Behav. 2015 Oct 13;52(Pt A):244-250. DOI: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2015.08.031