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What happens during absence or petit mal seizures?

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The person often stares blankly, and may have some small movements, like repetitive blinking. Typically, these seizures are brief, lasting only seconds. Some people may have many of these in a day.

From: Symptoms of Epilepsy and Seizures WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

MedlinePlus: "Epilepsy."

Epilepsy Seizure Symptoms from eMedicineHealth

Epilepsy Foundation: "Types of Seizures."

Epilepsy Foundation: "Frequently Asked Questions."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Seizure and Epilepsy: Hope Through Research."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 06, 2018

SOURCES:

MedlinePlus: "Epilepsy."

Epilepsy Seizure Symptoms from eMedicineHealth

Epilepsy Foundation: "Types of Seizures."

Epilepsy Foundation: "Frequently Asked Questions."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Seizure and Epilepsy: Hope Through Research."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 06, 2018

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