Module 1: What is Epilepsy

Focal Seizure with Impaired Awareness

Also known as Focal Dyscognitive Seizures

Duration: 1 to 2 minutes

Area: Part of the brain, it varies.

Are often preceded by an “aura”


  • Appear dazed and confused
  • Display random walking, mumbling, head turning, lip smacking or pulling at clothing


  • Person often cannot recall these repeated motions
  • There may be some change in consciousness or memory
  • May feel tired, have a headache or feel nausea afterwards
Student having a simple partial seizure. He looks to be deep in thought.

Focal Seizure with Retained Awareness

Young man having a seizure while crossing the street.

Focal Seizure with Impaired Awareness

Female student having an absence seizure. She looks unaware.

Absence Seizures

Hands holding head of person having a convulsion.

Tonic-Clonic Seizures

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