Types of Seizures
Absence Seizure Basics
An absence seizure is a type of seizure that can be characterized by staring, rapid blinking, or repetitive eye and extremity movements. This is also referred to as a petit mal seizure.
An atonic seizure results in a sudden loss of muscle tone and is characterized by a brief loss of consciousness.
Benign Rolandic Epilepsy
Benign Rolandic Epilepsy, or BRE, is a common childhood seizure syndrome. It is also known as Benign Epilepsy of Childhood with Centrotemporal Spikes or BECTS. This syndrome represents approximately 15% of all childhood epilepsy.
Learn more about catamenial epilepsy.
Clonic is a stage in a grand mal seizure where the muscles repetitively jerk and relax. This is one of the stages of a tonic clonic seizure.
Febrile Seizures In Children
A febrile seizure is one of the types of seizures. It typically occurs in young children and infants. Febrile seizures usually occur because of a recent spike in body temperature, or a fever. Learn more about this type of seizure.
Grand Mal Seizure
A grand mal seizure, or generalized tonic clonic seizure, is a type of seizure that can last a short period of time, but cause injury to a person.
Partial seizures are a type of seizure that only involves one area of the brain.
Partial Focal Seizures
Partial focal seizures are a type of seizure that is characterized by contractions in one area of the body. During one of these seizures, you may or may not lose consciousness.
Petit Mal Seizure
A petit mal seizure is also known as an absence seizure. This definition will inform you about petit mal epilepsy and absence seizures.
Status Epilepticus - Management and Causes
What is status epilepticus and what is involved with status epilepticus management? It is a medical emergency where seizures cannot be stopped. The sooner the seizures are managed, the better the outcome in the individual will be.
Temporal Lobe Seizures
A temporal lobe seizure is characterized by a temporary disturbance in movement and emotions. This site will tell you the symptoms, treatments, and how temporal lobe seizures are diagnosed.
The tonic phase of a tonic clonic seizure occurs at the beginning of the seizure. It is characterized by the muscles of the body becoming stiff.
Tonic Clonic Seizures
Tonic clonic seizures are a type of seizure that is characterized by a loss of consciousness and muscle contractions.