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What are the different kinds of focal seizures?

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Focal seizures start on one side of your brain:

  • Focal aware seizures mean you're awake and you can respond to others
  • Focal impaired seizures mean you're not completely aware
  • Focal motor seizures cause your body to jerk, twitch, or move in other ways
  • Focal non-motor seizures affect how you feel or think

From: What Is Epilepsy? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on September 13, 2017

Medically Reviewed on 09/13/2017

SOURCES:

CDC: "Frequently Asked Questions: Epilepsy."

Current Treatment Options in Neurology : "Targeted treatment in childhood epilepsy syndrome."

Epilepsy Foundation: "2017 Revised Classification of Seizures," "About Epilepsy: The Basics," "How Serious Are Seizures?" "Ketogenic Diet," "Neurological Exam," "Responsive Neurostimulation," "Seizure and Epilepsy Medicines," "Seizure Medication List," "Surgery," "What Causes Epilepsy and Seizures?" "What Kind of Doctor is Best?" "What Tests Are Needed?" "What Will the Doctor Do?"

Mayo Clinic: "Epilepsy: Overview," "Epilepsy: Symptoms and causes," "Epilepsy: Treatment."

National Health Service: "Epilepsy -- Symptoms."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on September 13, 2017

SOURCES:

CDC: "Frequently Asked Questions: Epilepsy."

Current Treatment Options in Neurology : "Targeted treatment in childhood epilepsy syndrome."

Epilepsy Foundation: "2017 Revised Classification of Seizures," "About Epilepsy: The Basics," "How Serious Are Seizures?" "Ketogenic Diet," "Neurological Exam," "Responsive Neurostimulation," "Seizure and Epilepsy Medicines," "Seizure Medication List," "Surgery," "What Causes Epilepsy and Seizures?" "What Kind of Doctor is Best?" "What Tests Are Needed?" "What Will the Doctor Do?"

Mayo Clinic: "Epilepsy: Overview," "Epilepsy: Symptoms and causes," "Epilepsy: Treatment."

National Health Service: "Epilepsy -- Symptoms."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on September 13, 2017

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