Module 1: What is Epilepsy

Knowledge Checkpoint

Four of the most common types of seizures are:

checkmark Simple partial: The person does not lose consciousness, there are strange sensations described as an “aura”, and they may be followed by a generalized seizure.
checkmark Complex partial: The person may display random walking, mumbling, head turning, and pulling clothing. The person often cannot recall these motions.
checkmark Absence: The person stares blankly into space and eyes may roll upwards. It is often mistaken for not paying attention.
checkmark Tonic-Clonic: Person loses consciousness and there are convulsions. After, there is often confusion or disorientation.
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