In working with children and adolescents, I have seen that many children who head bang or who are 'aggressive' for an unknown reason tend be suffering from seizures. The head banging seems to be correlated with head pain or head aches. Some parents have described the pain as 'ice pick' headaches that the children or adolescents are unable to describe or complain about. This is even more difficult for children and adolescents who are non-verbal. Once the headaches or other symptoms are treated through medication or other alternatives, the head banging and/or aggressive behavior tends to decline. As this was just my observation, I was wondering if there was a link. Well, the research shows that there may be a correlation.
Read this article and share your observations and/or experiences: http://www.medicaldaily.com/articles/15627/20130516/epilepsy-autism-brain-study-social-difficulties.htm
Dr. Liz Matheis
Dr Liz Matheis and her team specialize in assisting children and their families with Anxiety, Autism, AD/HD, Learning Disabilities and Behavioral Struggles