What are Seizures?

31 January 2011
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A seizure is a brief and temporary malfunction of normal brain activity. About 1 in 20 people will have a seizure at some stage in their life. To be diagnosed with epilepsy, a person must have experienced two seizures. Seizures are often compared to a computer crashing.

There are many different types of seizures. It is important to remember that not all types of seizure involve convulsions. The part of brain where the temporary malfunction occurs determines the type seizure a person will have. Here we will focus on the two main types of seizure:

Partial Seizures

Generalised Seizures


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