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Different types of seizures

Lizbeth Hernandez, Contributor

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Absence Seizures: Epileptic activity occurs throughout the entire brain. After the seizure, the person has no memory of it. Absence seizures begin and end abruptly and without warning. They last less than 15 seconds.

Tonic Clonic or Convulsive Seizures: The person looses consciousness right from the beginning of the seizure. The seizure usually lasts one to three minutes but may last up to five minutes.

Atonic Seizures: They are drop attacks not seen in many children. No convulsion but children may hit their heads as they fall. The seizure can cause sudden loss of muscle strength and lasts less than 16 seconds.

Clonic Seizures: Clonic seizures are rare and most commonly occur in babies but can occur in all ages. Clonic seizures can start in the motor area on one side of the brain. Clonic seizures don’t just go away on their own they need long term treatment.

Tonic Seizures: Tonic seizures most often develop in childhood, although they can occur in any age just like Clonic seizures. They are characterized by facial and truncal muscle spans. They usually last less than 20 seconds.

Myclonic seizures: Some people may have myclonic seizures as they fall asleep. Myclonic seizures may also happen shortly after walking. During a Myclonic seizure the person is usually awake and able to think clearly.

 

 

 

 

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My name is Lizbeth Hernandez. I am currently a sophomore at Hueneme High school. My favorite subject is science. During my free time I like going out and...

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