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Partial seizures only strike a part of the brain and include simple-partial and partial-complex seizures.
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Simple-partial seizures are also called focal seizures. Symptoms include:.
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Generalized epilepsy seizures strike all over the brain, and include tonic-clonic and absence seizures.
The symptoms of this type of epilepsy seizure are:. Absence seizures, also called petit mal seizures, occur most often in children.
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Last Updated: 5/23/2012. But if you know what you're looking for, it's easier to spot the warning signs of an epileptic seizure. Many epilepsy symptoms may be easily confused for another condition or problem; these include fainting, sleep problems, psychiatric problems, a mini-stroke, even a migraine headache.
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Some people will experience an aura, or specific symptoms that occur before a seizure. Epilepsy seizures manifest differently because they can occur in various parts of the brain. This aura could involve smelling something that isn’t there, feeling emotionally different, or experiencing a tingling sensation.
Symptoms of Generalized Epilepsy Seizures.
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Symptoms of tonic-clonic seizures include:. Tonic-clonic seizures are also called grand mal seizures.
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Symptoms of Partial Epilepsy Seizures.
Here are some common epilepsy symptoms to look out for:
Symptoms of partial-complex seizures can be the same as simple-partial seizures and may also include:
Doctors have identified various types of epilepsy seizures, including generalized seizures and partial seizures, each of which can produce different symptoms.
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Epilepsy symptoms are often mild, so mild that the person doesn’t even notice them. As a result, epilepsy often goes undiagnosed. Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain in which cells called neurons behave abnormally, causing seizures.
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