Absence seizures usually occur in children between ages 4 to 14 (Hopkins Hospital). Spontaneous remission occurs in 65–70% of patients during adolescence (Medicine Central).

My question is what takes place biologically that allows you to 'grow out of them?' Is it synapse pruning in the brain or something? I have looked everywhere online but can't seem to understand the physiology of how one grows out of seizures.

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    $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this belongs on Health.SE. $\endgroup$ – anongoodnurse Oct 14 '17 at 0:01
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    $\begingroup$ @anongoodnurse et al., I disagree that it belongs over at Health, given the basic Neuroscience nature of the post. I have deleted the anecdotal info and replaced it with credible sources stating the same thing. I hope you can reconsider. Having [med-controlled] epilepsy myself, I know OP is right and I like this question (but yes, I'm biased :-) $\endgroup$ – AliceD Oct 14 '17 at 19:02
  • $\begingroup$ @AliceD - I don't mind if you want to keep it here, but are you saying neurologists and other doctors who take care of seizures do not know the science behind this? $\endgroup$ – anongoodnurse Oct 14 '17 at 20:40
  • $\begingroup$ @anongoodnurse - absolutely not - but, migrating a question should be done on the basis of being explicitly offtopic. In this case I am not doubting the expertise on Health; rather I am questioning this being offtopic here. $\endgroup$ – AliceD Oct 14 '17 at 21:28
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    $\begingroup$ @AliceD - Fair enough! $\endgroup$ – anongoodnurse Oct 14 '17 at 23:47

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