Seizures Symptoms and Types (cont.)
In this Article
- Epilepsy and an overview of the types of seizures
- Types of generalized seizures (including grand mal)
- Absence seizures
- Myoclonic seizures
- Clonic seizures
- Tonic seizures
- Atonic seizures
- Types of partial seizures
- Simple partial seizures
- Complex partial seizures
- Focal seizure that evolves into a generalized convulsive ("grand-mal") seizure
- Find a local Neurologist in your town
Focal seizures, the third kind of partial seizure is one that begins as a focal seizure and evolves into a generalized convulsive ("grand-mal") seizure. Most patients with partial seizures have simple partial, complex partial and secondarily generalized seizures. In about two-thirds of patients with partial epilepsy, seizures can be controlled with medications. Partial seizures that cannot be treated with medications can often be treated surgically.
Reviewed by The Cleveland Clinic Neuroscience Center.
Edited by Edited by Joseph R Carcione, MBA, DO on February 01, 2007
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Last Editorial Review: 12/13/2007
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