Epilepsy Program

Classification of Seizures

Partial Seizures (Focal, start in one place)

  • Simple (no loss of consciousness/memory)
    • Sensory
    • Motor
    • Sensory-Motor
    • Psychic (abnormal thoughts / perceptions)
    • Autonomic (Heat, flushing, GI upset)
  • Complex (loss of consciousness / memory)
    • With or without aura (warning)
    • With or without automatisms
  • Secondarily generalized (spreads)

Generalized Seizures

  • Absence, typical or atypical (petit mal)
  • Tonic-Clonic (grand mal)
  • Myoclonic
  • Atonic
  • Tonic

Unclassifiable

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