Duration: 1 to 3 minutes
Area: Entire brain
Formerly knowns as ‘grand mal’ seizures.
Phase 1: Tonic
- Stiffening of muscles
- Person loses consciousness
- The body becomes rigid as it falls to the ground.
Phase 2: Clonic
- The body starts jerking and twitching in convulsions.
- The person may make unusual noises as air is forced out of the lung
- There may be loss of bowel of bladder control.
Focal Seizure with Retained Awareness
Focal Seizure with Impaired Awareness