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6 Types of Seizures

Seizures are basically the changes in the electrical activities of our brain. These changes would lead to significant and dramatic symptoms, typically a loss of control or violent shaking. This is a serious condition that requires immediate medical attention. Based on international classification, seizures can be categorized into many types with different features and signs. Read on to understand the 6 most common forms that people often experience.

Absence Seizure

Absence seizure, also known as petit mal seizure, is characterized by brief staring states in kids, typically between 4 and 6 years old. Children with this condition tend to keep the posture, but their eyes would blink quickly and their face or mouth might twitch. In addition, they will not remember what just occurred. The seizure would happen a few times during the day and is commonly related to behavioral and learning issues. This type can increase the risk of developing tonic-clonic seizures when children reach their adulthood. [1]