Module 1: What is Epilepsy

What can a seizure look like?

Signs that may indicate that a student is having a seizure include:Collage of different people with epilepsy showing characteristics of various kinds of seizures..

  • a sudden loss of awareness that may appear like daydreaming
  • a brief lack of response
  • memory gaps
  • rhythmic head nodding
  • rapid eye blinking
  • repeated movements that appear unnatural
  • repeated jerking movements of the body, arms, or legs
  • lip smacking
  • sudden falls without an apparent reason
  • sudden stomach pain followed by sleepiness and confusion
  • frequent complaints that things taste, sound, smell, look, or feel strange
  • sudden fear, panic, or anger without an apparent reason.
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