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Types of Seizures

Gelastic Seizures

August 8, 2011

Gelastic seizures are brief outbursts of emotion, usually in the form of a laugh or a cry. They may be accompanied by forced eye movements, chewing or grinding the teeth, tonic posturing, and clonic jerking. The person may appear confused and/or dazed during and after an episode. Gelastic seizures usually last five to 60 seconds.…

Epileptic Syndromes and Visually Induced Seizures

August 8, 2011

Renzo Guerrini and Pierre Genton From Epilepsia, Volume 45 Issue s1 Page 14-18 January 2004 doi:10.1111/j.0013-9580.2004.451011.x URL: http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.0013-9580.2004.451011.x Summary: Seizures induced by photic (or visual) stimuli or photosensitive seizures can be observed in generalized or focal, idiopathic, or symptomatic epilepsies, in progressive neurodegenerative disorders, and even in the context of situation-related (acute symptomatic) seizures. In…