- It starts in early adolescence
- Bilateral myoclonic jerks are seen
- Mostly in the morning
- Precipitated by sleep deprivation
- The patient usually remains conscious during the episode
- Associated with absence seizures and generalised tonic clonic seizures
- Benign condition
- Complete remission is uncommon
- Positive family history may be present
- Responds well to anticonvulsants
- Drug of choice – Valproate
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