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Types of Seizures

Nocturnal Seizures

August 8, 2011

Nocturnal seizures are usually tonic-clonic. They might occur just after a person has fallen asleep, just before waking, during daytime sleep, or while in a state of drowsiness. People who experience nocturnal seizures may find it difficult to wake up or to stay awake. Although unaware of having had a seizure while asleep, they may…

Neonatal Seizures

August 8, 2011

Neonatal seizures occur in babies soon after birth. As many as 1.5 to 2.5 per cent of newborns have seizures in the first month of life. A further 20 per cent of all seizures in children under three years of age are neonatal seizures. Neonatal disorders are generally classified as subtle, clonic, tonic, and myoclonic.…

Myoclonic Seizures

August 8, 2011

Myoclonic seizures occur in several different types of childhood epilepsy. They involve abrupt muscle jerks in parts or all of the body. A hand may suddenly fling out, a shoulder may shrug, a foot may kick, or the entire body may jerk. Myoclonic seizures can occur as a single event or in series. Consciousness and…

Musicogenic Seizures

August 8, 2011

A musicogenic seizure is reflex epilepsy triggered by certain types of music or even specific frequencies of pitch for which the person’s brain has a low threshold or tolerance. These sounds trigger focal epileptiform EEG discharges in cerebral areas specific to the triggering stimulus. This usually results in a complex partial seizure, but may also…