Module 1: What is Epilepsy

Types of Seizures

The most common seizures can be classified into four types:  Simple Partial Seizures,  Complex Partial Seizures, Absence Seizures, Tonic-Clonic Seizures. Click on each picture to get more information.

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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