Module 1: What is Epilepsy

Simple Partial Seizures

Duration: 30 to 60 seconds

Area: Part of the brain, it varies.


  • Usually the person will not lose consciousness
  • Sudden or restless movements
  • The person having the seizure experiences strange or unusual sensations, such as odours, visual abnormalities, or hearing distortions, overwhelming feelings of fear or joy, or stomach discomfort and dizziness. These sensations may be described as an “aura” or a warning


May be followed by another type of seizure

Student having a simple partial seizure. He looks to be deep in thought.

Simple Partial Seizures

Young man having a seizure while crossing the street.

Complex Partial Seizures

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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