Generalised seizures

In this type, a large part of the brain is involved from the outset and consciousness is lost.

Perhaps the most well-known form is the generalised tonic-clonic convulsive seizure (still sometimes incorrectly called "grand mal" seizure) in which the person becomes rigid, falls to the ground and experiences jerking in all four limbs. Breathing is usually laboured and noisy during such a seizure, which may last for a few minutes. People witnessing such a seizure very often feel helpless and unsure of what to do. You can find out what you should do here.

Other types of generalised seizures include:

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Partial Seizures