Epilepsy Resources

Seizure Types

There are two main types of seizures. One type (generalized) involves the whole brain. It’s like a thunderstorm in the brain, and the person’s entire body is affected. Symptoms may include convulsions, staring, muscle spasms, and falls.

The other type of seizure (focal) involves only part of the brain, so only the part of the body controlled by that part of the brain is affected. Focal seizures used to be referred to as partial seizures.

Click below to learn more about the main types of seizures.