Most Common Types Of Seizures
Seizure eTraining Slide 7

There are many different types of seizures. People may experience just one type or more than one. The kind of seizure a person has depends on which part and how much of the brain is affected by the electrical disturbance that produces seizures.

Types of Seizures include two broad groups:

Primary Generalized Seizures: affects both sides of the brain

  • Tonic-clonic
  • Absence

Focal aka Partial Seizures : affects one side of the brain

  • Simple – consciousness or awareness is retained
  • Complex – consciousness is impaired or lost


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