SEIZURE TYPES & FIRST AID

Seizures are broadly classified into two main groups as either partial or generalized based on the region of onset.  See the following chart for seizure classifications and click to learn more. For further information, contact us. Reference material is available in the Association’s library. Access is free for members.

MAIN SEIZURE TYPES

There are two main classifications of Seizures: Partial and Generalized.

Partial Seizures are either Simple Partial or Complex Partial.

Generalized Seizures can be either Absence, Tonic-Clonic, Myclonic or Atonic.
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STATUS EPILEPTICUS

A continuous seizure state, or status epilepticus, is a life-threatening condition. In status epilepticus, seizures are prolonged or occur one after another without full recovery between seizures. Immediate medical care is necessary. The seizures may be convulsive or non-convulsive. 

FIRST AID

For information more information on First Aid, please see our First Aid pamphlet