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What are symptoms of common and uncommon types of epilepsy?

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Dr. Colin Sanner
Neurology
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In brief: Seizures vary

Most common is primary generalized epilepsy, seizures originate in both hemispheres of brain at once, may be convulsive, absence-type, myoclonic, or atonic drop attacks.
Slightly less common are localization-related or complex partial seizures, a short circuit in one area of the brain, may be convulsive or nonconvulsive seizures. Simple partial and absence seizures round out the list. Good luck!

In brief: Seizures vary

Most common is primary generalized epilepsy, seizures originate in both hemispheres of brain at once, may be convulsive, absence-type, myoclonic, or atonic drop attacks.
Slightly less common are localization-related or complex partial seizures, a short circuit in one area of the brain, may be convulsive or nonconvulsive seizures. Simple partial and absence seizures round out the list. Good luck!
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