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Is it possible for someone to be conscious during an absence seizure?

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Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry
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In brief: No

By definition absence seizures are generalized seizures, meaning that the person is unconscious during the event and therefore has no memory of it.
That being said, they are often very brief and the person is only unconscious for a short time. Typical absence seizures are diagnosed by eeg and have a classic finding and are often highly treatable.

In brief: No

By definition absence seizures are generalized seizures, meaning that the person is unconscious during the event and therefore has no memory of it.
That being said, they are often very brief and the person is only unconscious for a short time. Typical absence seizures are diagnosed by eeg and have a classic finding and are often highly treatable.
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