Myoclonic status epilepticus: video presentation

Mov Disord. 2002 Mar;17(2):409-11. doi: 10.1002/mds.10079.


A young woman with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy had recurrent attacks of myoclonic status epilepticus related to a long history of limited compliance and irregular sleep. The diagnosis of this clinical pattern is based mainly on clinical description. A home video captured an attack.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Myoclonic Epilepsy, Juvenile / diagnosis*
  • Myoclonic Epilepsy, Juvenile / drug therapy
  • Myoclonic Epilepsy, Juvenile / psychology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Status Epilepticus / diagnosis*
  • Status Epilepticus / drug therapy
  • Status Epilepticus / psychology
  • Treatment Refusal
  • Valproic Acid / administration & dosage
  • Video Recording


  • Valproic Acid